Time-related hardware trojan attacks on processor cores

Man Hsuan Kuo, Chun Ming Hu, Kuen Jong Lee

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Abstract

Real-time clock circuits are widely used in modern electronic systems to provide time information to the systems at the beginning of the system power-on. In this paper, we present two types of Hardware Trojan designs that employ the time information as the trigger conditions. One is a real-time based Trojan, which will attack a system at some specific realworld time. The other is a relative-time based Trojan, which will be triggered when a specific time period passes after the system is powered on. In either case when a Trojan is triggered its payload may corrupt the system or leakage internal information to the outside world. Experimental results show that the extra power consumption, area overhead and delay time are all quite small and thus the detection of the Trojans is difficult by using traditional side-channel detection methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Test Conference in Asia, ITC-Asia 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages43-48
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728147185
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep
Event3rd IEEE International Test Conference in Asia, ITC-Asia 2019 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2019 Sep 32019 Sep 5

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Test Conference in Asia, ITC-Asia 2019

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Test Conference in Asia, ITC-Asia 2019
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period19-09-0319-09-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Instrumentation

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