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Tutorial A3 VCC Glitch Attacks

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This tutorial has been updated for ChipWhisperer 5 release. If you are using 4.x.x or 3.x.x see the "V4" or "V3" link in the sidebar.

A3: VCC Glitch Attacks
Target Architecture Arm
Hardware Crypto No
Software Release V3 / V4 / V5

This tutorial will introduce you to measuring the power consumption of a device under attack. It will demonstrate how you can view the difference between assembly instructions. In ChipWhisperer 5 Release, the software documentation is now held outside the wiki. See links below.

To see background on the tutorials see the Tutorial Introduction on ReadTheDocs, which explains what the links below mean. These wiki pages (that you are reading right now) only hold the hardware setup required, and you have to run the Tutorial via the Jupyter notebook itself. The links below take you to the expected Jupyter output from each tutorial, so you can compare your results to the expected/known-good results.

Running the tutorial uses the referenced Jupyter notebook file.

  • Jupyter file: Fault_2-Introduction_to_Vcc_Glitch_Attacks.ipynb

XMEGA Target

This tutorial is not available for XMEGA targets.

ChipWhisperer-Lite ARM / STM32F3 Target

See the following for using:

  • ChipWhisperer-Lite 32-bit (STM32F3 Target)
  • ChipWhisperer-Lite Capture + STM32F3 Target on UFO Board (including NAE-SCAPACK-L1/L2 users)
  • ChipWhisperer-Pro + STM32F3 Target on UFO Board

ChipWhisperer Nano Target

This tutorial is not available for the ChipWhisperer Nano.