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Microsemi denies FPGAs have backdoor security flaw

6/5/2012 11:59 AM EDT
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jantangring
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re: Microsemi denies FPGAs have backdoor security flaw
jantangring   6/6/2012 9:38:53 AM
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The researchers have responded to Microsemis statement: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~sps32/microsemi_re.pdf Microsemi has stopped answering questions (at least my questions). - Jan Tångring, www.etn.se

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re: Microsemi denies FPGAs have backdoor security flaw
DrQuine   6/6/2012 2:38:09 AM
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How is the "privileged internal test facility that is typically used for initial factory testing and failure analysis" disabled "on all shipped devices"? Is it possible to UNdisable it?

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re: Microsemi denies FPGAs have backdoor security flaw
DrFPGA   6/5/2012 8:54:42 PM
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A fix for next-gen stuff is fine for new designs but existing sensitive designs that could be hacked will be the real issue. Stay tuned for the next round.

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re: Microsemi denies FPGAs have backdoor security flaw
goafrit   6/5/2012 5:42:22 PM
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-Microsemi Corp. has denied that there is a "backdoor" in its ProASIC3 FPGAs that would allow users or hackers to circumvent security features.- There is no need to deny security flaw. Just acknowledge and fix it. Unfortunately, this is not software. For hardware, it gets tougher.

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KB3001   6/5/2012 2:49:48 PM
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Fascinating stuff! You can find a draft of their paper here: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~sps32/AES_in_the_blink_draft.pdf

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