Simpler, Faster, and More Robust T-Test Based Leakage Detection

A. Adam Ding, Cong Chen, Thomas Eisenbarth


The TVLA procedure using the t-test has become a popular leakage detection method. To protect against environmental fluctuation in laboratory measurements, we propose a paired t-test to improve the standard procedure. We take advantage of statistical matched-pairs design to remove the environmental noise effect in leakage detection. Higher order leakage detection is further improved with a moving average method. We compare the proposed test with standard t-test on synthetic data and physical measurements. Our results show that the proposed tests are robust to environmental noise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design
EditorsFrançois-Xavier Standaert, Elisabeth Oswald
Number of pages21
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication date23.07.2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-43282-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-43283-0
Publication statusPublished - 23.07.2016
Event7th International Workshop on Constructive Side-Channel Analysis and Secure Design - Graz, Austria
Duration: 14.04.201615.04.2016


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