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Richard Erlacher
05/31/12 06:35
  05/31/12 06:35

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Denver, Co

#187588 - What's the big deal?
Responding to: Oliver Sedlacek's previous message
Why is there such an uproar about this "backdoor" into the FPGA? FPGA's have never been particularly secure. A few attempts, including this one, have been made to incorporate FLASH or EEPROM so the typical external memory wasn't needed, but those have, in the past, not been terribly successful in the market.

I'm just wondering what the big deal is. These chips are available in automotive and military temperature range, but that doesn't automatically make 'em military devices.

I find it interesting that this comes up now. Maybe they're waking up to the ever-present threat of cyber terrorism. It's about time!


List of 17 messages in thread
have you seen this?      Richard Erlacher      05/30/12 22:31      
   Backdoor access      Oliver Sedlacek      05/31/12 05:15      
      What's the big deal?      Richard Erlacher      05/31/12 06:35      
      Crypto keys      Per Westermark      05/31/12 06:42      
         High security chips      Oliver Sedlacek      05/31/12 07:28      
            IP theft      Maarten Brock      06/01/12 07:20      
               as far as IP theft is concerned ...      Richard Erlacher      06/01/12 09:47      
   Its really      Jez Smith      06/01/12 09:22      
      Biggest problems is still processor copy-protection      Per Westermark      06/01/12 09:43      
         so Mr Evil Hacker gets his keys      Jez Smith      06/01/12 16:25      
            Mr Evil Hacker is most definitely busy      Per Westermark      06/02/12 10:33      
   Who writes that crap?      Andy Peters      06/04/12 10:32      
      Don't think so much about modification as in extraction      Per Westermark      06/04/12 13:54      
      The people who write that crap...      Jez Smith      06/04/12 15:08      
         c'mon, Jez!      Andy Peters      06/06/12 15:12      
      Never mind who writes it ....      Andy Neil      06/05/12 05:27      
         Right on!      Richard Erlacher      06/05/12 09:46      

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