Known Attacks Against Smartcards

Contributed by Hagai Bar-El

This document analyzes, from a technical point of view, currently known attacks against smart card implementations.

The purpose of this analysis is to give the necessary background for the assessment of the mechanisms that can enhance the security of smart cards. This document is mainly intended for people who are considering the use of cryptographic modules and who need to compare several options with respect to their security.

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