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Cipher Instruction Search Attack on the Bus-Encryption Security Microcontroller DS5002FP
October 1998 (vol. 47 no. 10)
pp. 1153-1157

Abstract—A widely used bus-encryption microprocessor is vulnerable to a new practical attack. This type of processor decrypts on-the-fly while fetching code and data, which are stored in RAM only in encrypted form. The attack allows easy, unauthorized access to the decrypted memory content.

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Index Terms:
Bus encryption, cryptography, tamper resistance, secure microprocessor, crypto processor, software protection.
Citation:
Markus G. Kuhn, "Cipher Instruction Search Attack on the Bus-Encryption Security Microcontroller DS5002FP," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 47, no. 10, pp. 1153-1157, Oct. 1998, doi:10.1109/12.729797
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