'Hardware Trojans' could turn microchips into timebombs

时间:2019-03-02 01:15:07166网络整理admin

By Paul Marks MICROCHIPS are vulnerable to a host of attacks during their manufacture that could quietly render them useless shortly after being put to use in crucial applications. The possibility is raising fears that critical systems such as air traffic control, power grids and military systems could be hacked more easily than had been thought. Last week, engineers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and the electronics firm Rockwell Automation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, revealed how microchips could be effectively turned into time bombs in two papers published on the physics preprint server (arXiv: