Practicals & Theses

List of practicals and theses at the Embedded Computing Systems Group (E191/2)

Details for Can we trust the chips of the future?

Recently concerns have been raised that some chips used in military applications have security problems: The suspect is that the fab has introduced a backdoor into the hardware. Announcements like this raise the question whether hardware is becoming prone to security threads like trojans, backdoors etc. that have so far been deemed to be "software only". Your task will be to investigate this issue in a literature study and develop a catalog of potential threads and related case reports.

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Recently concerns have been raised that some chips used in military applications have security problems: The suspect is that the fab has introduced a backdoor into the hardware. Announcements like this raise the question whether hardware is becoming prone to security threads like trojans, backdoors etc. that have so far been deemed to be "software only". Your task will be to investigate this issue in a literature study and develop a catalog of potential threads and related case reports.

Supervisors

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Andreas STEININGER (main responsibility)
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Homepage: https://ti.tuwien.ac.at/ecs/people/steininger/view

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Seminar

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