Fault Attacks on Encrypted General Purpose Compute Platforms

  title={Fault Attacks on Encrypted General Purpose Compute Platforms},
  author={Robert Buhren and Shay Gueron and Jan C. Nordholz and J. Seifert and Julian Vetter},
  journal={Proceedings of the Seventh ACM on Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy},
  • Robert Buhren, Shay Gueron, +2 authors Julian Vetter
  • Published 2017
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the Seventh ACM on Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy
  • Adversaries with physical access to a target platform can perform cold boot or DMA attacks to extract sensitive data from the RAM. To prevent such attacks, hardware vendors announced respective processor extensions. AMD's extension SME will provide means to encrypt the RAM to protect security-relevant assets that reside there. The encryption will protect the user's content against passive eavesdropping. However, the level of protection it provides in scenarios that involve an adversary who… CONTINUE READING
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