Analysis of potential attack scenarios for systems with IEEE Std 1149.1 security extension
A. Biasizzo
Informacije MIDEM: Journal of Microelectronics, Electronic Components, and Materials, 2008, 37(3): 146-151
The paper addresses the security problems of boundary-scan design. Recently proposed security extension for IEEE Std. 1149.1 providing a locking mechanism is discussed. Possible attack scenarios are analysed. Complete attack time is calculated for different lengths of Key/Lock registers. For a large length of the Key/Lock registers it is practically impossible to perform a complete attack. Assuming that the attacker has some limited time interval to perform the attack, the probability of compromising the system is explored and the probability of successful attack within a given time interval is calculated. Test Access Port control logic with locking mechanism was implemented in Xilinx Spartan3 FPGA. The mechanism requires small hardware overhead and can be easily included in the IEEE Std 1149.1 test infrastructure.
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