Tutorial B11 Breaking RSA


currently I m trying to follow the Wiki tutorial about breaking RSA
wiki.newae.com/Tutorial_B11_Bre … the_Attack

Now here’s my Problem:

My power trace looks like this:

But it should look something like this:

I am pretty sure that I followed the whole tutorial and configured everything right. Could you give me some suggestions and help, please?

btw. the automated attack script from the Wiki works just fine for me if I use the provided example traces from github.com/newaetech/chipwhisperer-examples but if I try to attack my captured traces it fails.

This is what my saved settings look like:

[Scope Settings] [[ChipWhisperer/OpenADC]] Connection = NewAE USB (CWLite/CW1200) Auto-Refresh DCM Status = True [[[FTDI (SASEBO-W/SAKURA-G)]]] Device Serial Number = [[ChipWhisperer/OpenADC]] [[[NewAE USB (CWLite/CW1200)]]] [[[[ChipWisperer-Lite USB]]]] [[ChipWhisperer/OpenADC]] [[[Serial Port (LX9)]]] Selected Port = [[ChipWhisperer/OpenADC]] [[[OpenADC]]] [[[[HW Information]]]] [[[OpenADC]]] [[[[Gain Setting]]]] Mode = low Setting = 45 [[[OpenADC]]] [[[[Trigger Setup]]]] Mode = rising edge Timeout (secs) = 2 Offset = 0 Pre-Trigger Samples = 0 Total Samples = 24000 Downsample Factor = 1 [[[OpenADC]]] [[[[Clock Setup]]]] [[[[[ADC Clock]]]]] Source = CLKGEN x1 via DCM Phase Adjust = 0 [[[[Clock Setup]]]] Freq Counter Src = EXTCLK Input [[[[[CLKGEN Settings]]]]] Input Source = system Input Frequency = 10000000.0 Multiply = 2 Divide = 26 Desired Frequency = 7384615 [[ChipWhisperer/OpenADC]] [[[CW Extra]]] [[[[CW Extra Settings]]]] [[[[[Trigger Pins]]]]] Target IO1 (Serial TXD) = False Target IO2 (Serial RXD) = False Target IO3 (SmartCard Serial) = False Target IO4 (Trigger Line) = True Collection Mode = OR [[[[CW Extra Settings]]]] Trigger Module = Basic (Edge/Level) Clock Source = Target IO-IN Target HS IO-Out = CLKGEN HS-Glitch Out Enable (High Power) = 0 HS-Glitch Out Enable (Low Power) = 0 [[[[[Target IOn Pins]]]]] Target IO1 = Serial RXD Target IO2 = Serial TXD Target IO3 = High-Z Target IO4 = High-Z [[[[CW Extra Settings]]]] [[[[[Target IOn GPIO Mode]]]]] Target IO1: GPIO = Disabled Target IO2: GPIO = Disabled Target IO3: GPIO = Disabled Target IO4: GPIO = Disabled nRST: GPIO = Default PDID: GPIO = Default PDIC: GPIO = Default [[[[CW Extra Settings]]]] Target Power State = True [[[CW Extra]]] [[[[Glitch Module]]]] Clock Source = Target IO-IN Glitch Width (as % of period) = 10 Glitch Width (fine adjust) = 0 Glitch Offset (as % of period) = 10 Glitch Offset (fine adjust) = 0 Glitch Trigger = Manual Single-Shot Arm = After Scope Arm Ext Trigger Offset = 0 Repeat = 1 Output Mode = Clock XORd

I’m facing the same problem as you.
The ADC 's sampling rate is lower or XMEGA clock is faster, I think.
I wonder anyone fixes it. (tutorial or actual parameters)
Best regards,


Actually, I have two chip whisperers. I replaced the board, then tried again.
In that case, I got the same result as the tutorial. So I think it depends on the revision of the board.

In addition, modifing prameters in tutorial to:

start = 2600
rsa_ref_pattern = trace_ref[start:(start+300)]
then, the attack succeeded.

Best regards,