Researchers Create Chips That Are Unhackable and Virtually Indestructible

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    A team of Korean researchers has created a new type of PUF (physical unclonable function) that is both impossible to mimic and destroy. A PUF is a “digital fingerprint” that serves as a unique identity for a semiconductor device such as a microprocessor.

    “The robustness of the NEM-PUF was also confirmed under several harsh environments, including high temperature, high-dose radiation, and microwaves,” states the research paper. This type of resistance is essentially unmatched by other PUFs, which can be damaged at certain temperatures. The group even enabled them to self-destruct if a breach were to occur.
     
  2. NAXDON

    NAXDON Limp Gawd

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    And, it's hacked.
     

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  3. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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    Just claiming their shit is unhackable just opens you up to be hacked. All the hackers are going hold my beer atm.
     
  4. babochee

    babochee Gawd

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    Challenge accepted.
     
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  5. HeadRusch

    HeadRusch [H]ard|Gawd

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    Props for not making it biodegradable or recyclable. #HardCore
     
  6. PaulP

    PaulP Gawd

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    And the Titanic was unsinkable...
     
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  7. Malcador

    Malcador n00b

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    North Korean or South Korean researchers? ;)
     
  8. ol1bit

    ol1bit [H]ard|Gawd

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    Obviously they never tried a 50cal bullet.
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  9. sirnephilim

    sirnephilim n00b

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    Er, even if the hardware itself is unclonable you can still clone its signature if you know what the reader is looking for. I may not be able to reproduce a fingerprint but I can bypass a scanner with a piece of tape.
     
  10. MV75

    MV75 [H]ard|Gawd

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    The chinese will have bootlegs of it before the factory to make them there is even ground broken.
     
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