CCIS Seminar - Wednesday 7 January 2009 - Amphi H of Ensimag
14:30:00 - Salle de Amphi H of Ensimag

Travis Goodspeed, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.

Practical Attacks on low power microcontroller

Abstract: ts: The Texas Instruments MSP430 low-power microcontroller is used in many medical, industrial, and consumer devices. When its JTAG fuse is blown, the device\'s firmware is kept private by a serial bootstrap loader (BSL), certain revisions of which are vulnerable to a side-channel timing analysis attack. This lecture concerns the attack in both theory and implementation, including the non-standard serial traffic necessary to expose the password by timing.


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