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A Tool to Analyze Potential I/O Attacks Against PCs
ISSN: 1540-7993
Fernand Lone Sang, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse cedex 4
Vincent Nicomette, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse Cedex 4
Yves Deswarte, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse cedex 4
Abstract. This paper presents a multi-purpose FPGA-based tool designed to analyze I/O attacks against PCs. Instead of making the CPU execute malicious software (or malware), I/O attacks use I/O controllers or peripheral devices to run attacks and, as such, they cannot be detected by traditional anti-malware techniques. Our tool comes as an I/O controller that can be programed, for instance, as a malicious I/O controller that would host a Trojan horse. It can be used to prepare proof-of-concepts of I/O attacks, but also to apply fuzzing techniques to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited to perform I/O attacks in a given model of PC.
Fernand Lone Sang, Vincent Nicomette, Yves Deswarte, "A Tool to Analyze Potential I/O Attacks Against PCs," IEEE Security & Privacy, 24 July 2013. IEEE computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society, <>
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