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Title: Hardware device binding and mutual authentication

Abstract

Detection and deterrence of device tampering and subversion by substitution may be achieved by including a cryptographic unit within a computing device for binding multiple hardware devices and mutually authenticating the devices. The cryptographic unit includes a physically unclonable function ("PUF") circuit disposed in or on the hardware device, which generates a binding PUF value. The cryptographic unit uses the binding PUF value during an enrollment phase and subsequent authentication phases. During a subsequent authentication phase, the cryptographic unit uses the binding PUF values of the multiple hardware devices to generate a challenge to send to the other device, and to verify a challenge received from the other device to mutually authenticate the hardware devices.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SNL-A (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1126879
Patent Number(s):
8,667,265
Application Number:
12/908,131
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Hamlet, Jason R, and Pierson, Lyndon G. Hardware device binding and mutual authentication. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Hamlet, Jason R, & Pierson, Lyndon G. Hardware device binding and mutual authentication. United States.
Hamlet, Jason R, and Pierson, Lyndon G. Tue . "Hardware device binding and mutual authentication". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1126879.
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author = {Hamlet, Jason R and Pierson, Lyndon G},
abstractNote = {Detection and deterrence of device tampering and subversion by substitution may be achieved by including a cryptographic unit within a computing device for binding multiple hardware devices and mutually authenticating the devices. The cryptographic unit includes a physically unclonable function ("PUF") circuit disposed in or on the hardware device, which generates a binding PUF value. The cryptographic unit uses the binding PUF value during an enrollment phase and subsequent authentication phases. During a subsequent authentication phase, the cryptographic unit uses the binding PUF values of the multiple hardware devices to generate a challenge to send to the other device, and to verify a challenge received from the other device to mutually authenticate the hardware devices.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 04 00:00:00 EST 2014},
month = {Tue Mar 04 00:00:00 EST 2014}
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