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Title: Deterrence of device counterfeiting, cloning, and subversion by substitution using hardware fingerprinting

Abstract

Deterrence of device subversion by substitution may be achieved by including a cryptographic fingerprint unit within a computing device for authenticating a hardware platform of the computing device. The cryptographic fingerprint unit includes a physically unclonable function ("PUF") circuit disposed in or on the hardware platform. The PUF circuit is used to generate a PUF value. A key generator is coupled to generate a private key and a public key based on the PUF value while a decryptor is coupled to receive an authentication challenge posed to the computing device and encrypted with the public key and coupled to output a response to the authentication challenge decrypted with the private key.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159918
Patent Number(s):
8848905
Application Number:
12/844,860
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04L - TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04K - SECRET COMMUNICATION
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, Bauer, Todd M, and Pierson, Lyndon G. Deterrence of device counterfeiting, cloning, and subversion by substitution using hardware fingerprinting. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Hamlet, Jason R, Bauer, Todd M, & Pierson, Lyndon G. Deterrence of device counterfeiting, cloning, and subversion by substitution using hardware fingerprinting. United States.
Hamlet, Jason R, Bauer, Todd M, and Pierson, Lyndon G. Tue . "Deterrence of device counterfeiting, cloning, and subversion by substitution using hardware fingerprinting". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159918.
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
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