FPGA bitstream security broken
Researchers in Germany have released two papers detailing how security of the bitstream on Xilinx FPGAs can be compromised.
The first paper (11 pages) discusses power analysis attacks and extracting keys from Virtex-II devices.
The second (3 pages) describes an analysis of the Virtex 4 and 5 bitstream encryption mechanism.
Via Slashdot.This entry was posted in documentation, FPGA, security and tagged cracking, FPGA, Xilinx.