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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


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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