Reply to post: Re: Most people don't realize how how vulnerable FOGAs are

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

Billluts

Re: Most people don't realize how how vulnerable FOGAs are

Interesting.

We work on FPGA security and it is indeed a complex matter.

Can you provide here more details on "device company in the Bay Area"?

We can reverse engineer netlists from Xilinx bitstreams and while such a netlist looks obfuscated in the first place, you can identify things like ring-oscillators, vectors (e.g., through following carry chains) or even constructs like AES s-boxes.

We are working on an academic tool to insert hardware Trojans (and means to detect such Trojans), so any real-world test case would be interesting for us.

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