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Robust Pseudo-Random Number Generators with Input Secure Against Side-Channel Attacks

Abstract : A pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) is a deterministic algorithm that produces numbers whose distribution is indistinguishable from uniform. In this paper, we extend the formal model of PRNG with input defined by Dodis et al. at CCS 2013 to deal with partial leakage of sensitive information. The resulting security notion, termed leakage-resilient robust PRNG with input, encompasses all the previous notions, but also allows the adversary to continuously get some leakage on the manipulated data. Dodis et al. also proposed an efficient construction, based on simple operations in a finite field and a classical deterministic pseudo-random generator G. Here, we analyze this construction with respect to our new stronger security model, and prove that with a stronger G, it also resists leakage. We show that this stronger G can be obtained by tweaking some existing constructions based on AES. We also propose a new instantiation which may be better in specific cases. Eventually, we show that the resulting scheme remains quite efficient in spite of its new security properties. It can thus be recommended in contexts where side-channel resistance is required.
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Michel Abdalla, Sonia Belaïd, David Pointcheval, Sylvain Ruhault, Damien Vergnaud. Robust Pseudo-Random Number Generators with Input Secure Against Side-Channel Attacks. ACNS 2015, Jun 2015, New York, United States. ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-28166-7_31⟩. ⟨hal-01242003⟩

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