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Side channel attacks on smart home systems: A short overview

Abrishamchi, M. A. N., Abdullah, A. H., Cheok, A. D. ORCID: 0000-0001-6316-2339 & Bielawski, K. S. (2017). Side channel attacks on smart home systems: A short overview. In: IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE. doi: 10.1109/IECON.2017.8217429


This paper provides an overview on side-channel attacks with emphasis on vulnerabilities in the smart home. Smart homes are enabled by the latest developments in sensors, communication technologies, internet protocols, and cloud services. The goal of a smart home is to have smart household devices collaborate without involvement of residents to deliver the variety of services needed for a higher quality of life. However, security and privacy challenges of smart homes have to be overcome in order to fully realize the smart home. Side channel attacks assume data is always leaking, and leakage of data from a smart home reveals sensitive information. This paper starts by reviewing side-channel attack categories, then it gives an overview on recent attack studies on different layers of a smart home and their malicious goals.

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Publisher Keywords: Smart home, Privacy, Side-channel attack
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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