University Researchers Invent Solution to Protect Chips Against Manufacturing Sabotage
- Lucian Armasu for Tom's Hardware August 26th, 2016
- Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/chip-protection-solution-manufacturing-sabotage,32569.html
Siddharth Garg, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, along with a few researchers from other universities, is developing two modules that cna validate that a chip works as it was intended in the original design. The technology should help ensure that the chip hasn't been sabotaged by bad actors in the manufacturing facilities.
Medical devices, public infrastructure and voting machines, as well as financial, military and government electronics could all be compromised long before their first use if backdoors were added to their chips during the manufacturing process.