Thursday, 31 May 2012

Chip's Backdoor and Chinese: Fake Accusation

There's been a lot of hype recently about a backdoor in a "military grade" chip, which allegedly has been planted by Chinese. There is a great article by Robert Graham, which explains (almost) exactly what mistakes have made by the paper's authors, which led them to thinking that a debugging functionality is a backdoor. I do recommend reading it just for the sake of familiarising yourself with the hardware side of information security.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Final Year and Links

I know it has been ages since I wrote the last time but finishing university kept me extremely busy. Speaking of which, I should soon publish my dissertation and then I will post a link to it.

While still on the topic of university, I have published some of the essays/reports that I wrote while studying at University of Derby. One can probably notice that with time they started improving therefore if you are going to read anything, I highly recommend you start from the latest ones. The details of each of them are available on my LinkedIn profile.

This is a list of them: