What Chip Vulnerabilities May Be Lurking in Commercial IT Systems?

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Tonywify
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Tonywify   7/19/2014 10:27:10 AM
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Thanks for the very informative and well structured post. You have some wonderful article writing skills. I just got to know the vulnerabilites of chips used in IT now a days. Even I don't this they exists. Thanks for sharing the info.

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Rich Krajewski   7/12/2014 2:38:38 PM
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...but then again, I wonder how often that happens. And does it happen often enough to negate the benefits of having a lower barrier to entry for fabless companies, because of the lower iniital costs?

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Rich Krajewski   7/12/2014 2:32:01 PM
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"an adversary can introduce Trojans into the design during a stage of fabrication by modifying the mask at a foundry or fab"

Makes you think twice about being a fabless semiconductor company. Unless you just want a quick profit.

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Patriot   4/28/2014 4:46:19 AM
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t.alex   4/23/2013 11:45:21 AM
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FPGA chip itself needs to fetch programmable data from memory to run. Perhaps this data is not encrypted and so it can be hacked. 

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Eric Sivertson   4/22/2013 3:33:26 PM
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FPGAs are more vulnerable than most people realize.  Take a look at these two (2) links for more details:

 
  1. FPGA AES DPA Demo: http://www.cryptography.com/technology/dpa/fpga-board-video.html
  2. FPGA Protected Bitstream Vulnerability: http://gcn.com/articles/2011/07/25/fpga-chips-cracked-researchers-dpa.aspx

 

As you can see, obtaining the cryptographic keys from an FPGA is relatively easy using DPA methods.  On the commercial side of things, you will find many routers using FPGA technology.  So, not only should the military consumers be concerned, but also a large portion of the commerical IP infrastructure.  

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What Chip Vulnerabilities May Be Lurking in Commercial IT Systems?
HM   4/18/2013 7:58:29 AM
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Its interesting to know that people can hack FPGAs. Doesnt look that simple though. Thought hardware is much difficult to crack then software. But yes counterfeit is a big busniess and when you order in larger quantities there are many chips that can be tampered.



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