Side-channel watermarks for embedded software

@article{Becker2011SidechannelWF,
  title={Side-channel watermarks for embedded software},
  author={Georg T. Becker and W. Burleson and Christof Paar},
  journal={2011 IEEE 9th International New Circuits and systems conference},
  year={2011},
  pages={478-481}
}
In this paper we introduce a new software watermarking mechanism for the embedded environment. The newly proposed software watermarking mechanism can be added at the assembly level and hides the watermark in the power consumption of the device. By using side-channel analysis techniques, the verifier can reliably detect his watermark in the power traces of… CONTINUE READING