Grabbing Keys Out of Thin Air

Rambus’s AES Crypto IP Resists DPA Attacks

by Jim Turley

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke

You have got to be kidding me. I mean, I’m an engineer. I know how stuff works. And you’re telling me you can somehow snag my computer’s encryption keys out of thin air? No way. No. @%$#-ing. Way.

Way.

I’ve seen it happen. I didn’t believe it at first, but there’s nothing quite like a live demonstration to make you a convert. It’s time to stock up on tinfoil hats. Here’s the background: Practically every computer, cell phone, tablet, cable TV decoder, satellite box, smartcard, modern passport, or other gizmo uses encryption in some way.  Read More


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Grabbing Keys Out of Thin Air

Posted on 10/22/14 at 4:00 PM by steverino

There is a long history of security solutions getting better as security flaws are publicised.

What is to keep someone from implementing an unecessary set of 32 bit wide parity registers for a lot of sensitive data. Even if you can see power signatures…

Clever carpet "printer" brushes pictures onto your rugs

Posted on 10/21/14 at 3:56 AM by BobbyNaylor

These rugs are so cool.I would like to have this type of rug one at my home so I will search out at http://carpetinmotion.com/denver-hardwood-floors/.

New Sound in Town

Posted on 10/20/14 at 10:06 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about Vesper's piezoelectric approach to MEMS microphones?

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/20/14 at 7:13 AM by dougafpga

Dick, I hadn't heard of Gartner (I guess it was Dataquest back then) coming up with the acronym FPGA.
I do recall Xilinx and MMI (their second source) briefly using the term PGA (when presumably they felt that LCA was not a broad enough term) but of cou…

Glass sculptures that look like knitted yarn

Posted on 10/17/14 at 6:03 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
Spherical semiconductor retirees will tend to bring a dish or interconnect and SoC idea when invited to dinner.

The invisible umbrella

Posted on 10/16/14 at 6:30 PM by SteveNordquis4

SteveNordquis4
Hygroscopic motor technology! Model used to walk around with a 2-edged air knife, so that's her usual personal space give or take the pressure reservoir.

Typhoon microweather is in! No energy needed after the first 70kW to put the 'umbrella' up. Patent…

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/16/14 at 10:46 AM by kevin

kevin
I thought about variations like HICP and HIPCP, but it seemed like they'd be pronounced too much like "hiccup," and having a hiccup in your design would be a bad thing.

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/16/14 at 2:54 AM by Dick Selwood

Dick Selwood
The term FPGA was standardized by Gartner Group in its analysis. Gradually the manufacturers fell in line.
Today there is no Gartner so no generally recognized terminology.

New Chips are HIPP

Posted on 10/16/14 at 1:00 AM by pkfan

What about "HIPCP"? Heterogeneous Integrated Programmable Computing Platform.

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