An alumni of ENS (Paris, France), Mehdi Tibouchi obtained his Ph.D. in computer science from Univ. Paris VII and Univ. Luxembourg in 2011. He is now distinguished researcher at NTT Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) and guest associate professor at Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan). His research interests cover various mathematical aspects of public-key cryptography and cryptanalysis.
November 17th, 2020 | 42 mins 29 secs
elliptic curve cryptography, side channel attacks
LadderLeak is a new attack that exploits side channels present in ECDSA, claiming to allow real-world breaking of ECDSA with less than a bit of nonce leakage. But what does “less than a bit” mean in this context? Is LadderLeak really that effective at breaking ECDSA, with so little information to go on? Joining us this episode are LadderLeak co-authors Akira Takahashi, Mehdi Tibouchi and Yuval Yarom to discuss these questions and more.