I hate to shop. Although I know that there is a certain level of risk in doing business online, I still do a ton of it. I love Amazon.com, BN.com, Ebay, and Coldwater Creek. So far, I've been lucky that my transactions have remained secure; at least I think so.
I'm always amazed and intrigued by the actual stories of hacking and malicious mischief online. We hear of incident after incident as to the vulnerability of information stored in cyberspace, how easy it is to spy on transactions, etc.
Given Actel's announcement this week (Actel Turns Security up a Notch) of secure in-system programmability based on 128-bit AES encryption, it made me just a bit curious as to where are programmable device security breaches to date? Reverse engineering or cloning concerns must be based on something more than a "What if." So, what's happened so far?
Since each of the major FPGA vendors has its own claim as to how they successfully handle security issues, and the methods vary, am I the only one who's curious as to examples where they're finding vulnerabilities?