A comparative study of hash algorithms with the prospect of developing a CAN bus authentication technique

Authors

  • Asmae Zniti Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies (FST), Laboratory of Signals, Systems and Components (LSSC) Route d’Imouzzer, Fez, Morocco
  • Nabih El Ouazzani Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies (FST), Laboratory of Signals, Systems and Components (LSSC) Route d’Imouzzer, Fez, Morocco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32985/ijeces.13.9.2

Keywords:

CAN Bus, SHA-3, ARM-Cortex A9, Number of Cycles, Authentication, Hash algorithms, FPGA

Abstract

In this paper, the performances of SHA-3 final round candidates along with new versions of other hash algorithms are analyzed and compared. An ARM-Cortex A9 microcontroller and a Spartan -3 FPGA circuit are involved in the study, with emphasis placed on the number of cycles and the authentication speed. These hash functions are implemented and tested resulting in a set of ranked algorithms in terms of the specified metrics. Taking into account the performances of the most efficient algorithms and the proposed hardware platform components, an authentication technique can be developed as a possible solution to the limitations and weaknesses of automotive CAN (Controlled Area Network) bus – based embedded systems in terms of security, privacy and integrity. From there, the main elements of such a potential structure are set forth.

Author Biography

Nabih El Ouazzani, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies (FST), Laboratory of Signals, Systems and Components (LSSC) Route d’Imouzzer, Fez, Morocco

Dr. Nabih EL Ouazzani received the Ph.D degree in microwave circuits, especially microwave filters, from the University of Limoges - France at the Xlim institute in 1995. Since then he has been a professor at the faculty of sciences and technology – Fez, Morocco (FST –Fez) and a member of the Laboratory of signals, systems and components (LSSC). He has been carrying out several activities with respect to research and education. The disciplines that are relevant to his expertise are high frequency technology and telecommunication devices. He is also involved in the research area of embedded systems particularly in the field of automotive with regard to the VLSI and MMIC circuits protection and networks security. He co-organized many international conferences related the ICT and telecommunication subjects in Morocco and participated in scientific committees.

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Published

2022-11-21

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Original Scientific Papers