Detecting Hardware Trojans In a RISC-V Core’s Post-Layout Phase

A new technical paper "Trojan-D2: Post-Layout Design and Detection of Stealthy Hardware Trojans - A RISC-V Case Study" was published by researchers at University of Bremen, DFKI GmbH, and the German Aerospace Center. Abstract: "With the exponential increase in the popularity of the RISC-V ecosystem, the security of this platform must be re-evaluated especially for mission-critical and IoT d... » read more

The Key is Left under the Mat: On the Inappropriate Security Assumption of Logic Locking Schemes

Abstract: "Logic locking has been proposed as an obfuscation technique to protect outsourced IC designs from IP piracy by untrusted entities in the design and fabrication process. In this case, the netlist is locked by adding extra key-gates, and will be unlocked only if a correct key is applied to the key-gates. The key is assumed to be written into a non-volatile memory after the fabricati... » read more