Reply to post: So complex...

Attack of the clones: If you were relying on older Xilinx FPGAs to keep your product's hardware code encrypted and secret, here's some bad news

Mike007

So complex...

Their bitstream is probably really simple, in fact I would bet it was just a sequence of 1's and 0's arranged in a certain order.

In practice most people only need to bother encrypting the documentation that explains the reason the bits are in that specific order.

I extracted the unencrypted CPU instruction codes for Windows ME when they just left it sitting unencrypted on my hard drive! I didn't get very far with my attempt to clone it and sell it as BlockChainCloudAIOS, but someone more fluent in marketing speak might have had better luck with that part.

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