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Possible breach of bitcoin encryption by side-channel attack

March 7, 2014

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Researchers from the U.K. and Australia have managed to breach the encryption used in the Bitcoin protocol to get the private key gaining access to the bitcoin wallet. Their paper describes successful side-channel attack utilizing measurement of the L3 cache of an Intel processor with only 200 signatures needed to successfully guess the private key.

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