Recently, it has been shown that electromagnetic radiation from electrical devices leaks internal information. Some investigations have shown that information leaks through the clock frequency and higher harmonic waves. Thus, previous studies have focused on the information leakage from information processing circuits. However, there has been little discussion about information leaks from peripheral circuits. In this paper, we focus on the oscillation frequency of the integrated RC oscillators. In this paper, we use a keyboard as a device that includes a RC oscillator. Then experiments observed information leaks caused by key inputs. Our experiments show that frequency fluctuations cause information leakages and clarify what information can be acquired from the fluctuation. Then, we investigate the possibility of information leaking from peripheral circuits through modulated signals which are radiated by the peripheral circuits.
- EM information leakage
- Information security
- Integrated oscillator
- RC oscillator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering