Side-Channel Attacks Make Devices Vulnerable


As the world begins to take security more seriously, it becomes evident that a device is only as secure as its weakest component. No device can be made secure by protecting against a single kind of attack. Hypervisors add a layer of separation between tasks making sure that one task cannot steal secrets from another. Protection of the JTAG port is necessary to prevent access underneath the h... » read more

Rising Threats From Differential Power Analysis


Differential power analysis (DPA) has been a threat vector on the chip landscape for a number of years. It was discovered around the mid 1990s by the teams at [getentity id="22671" e_name="Rambus"]’ Cryptography Research Division, and turned out to be a very effective tool for compromising the ubiquitous SIM card environment. “The most traditional market for DPA has been with smart cards... » read more

The Simple Way To Steal Data


Given all the propaganda that is currently floating around about what the IoT/E, CoT is or isn’t, will or won’t be, one thing is for sure – it will be flooded with autonomous objects, most of which most will be cheap, simple, and, as it stands now, unsecured. And, given the equation that: a) side channel attacks are relatively easy, and b) that many of the chips of IoT/E, CoT objects a... » read more