When fault injection collides with hardware complexity


Fault Injections (FI) against hardware circuits can make a system inoperable or lead to information security breaches. FI can be used preemptively in order to detect and mitigate weaknesses in a design. FI is an old field of study and therefore numerous techniques and tools can be used for that purpose. Each technique can be used at different levels of circuit design, and has strengths and weaknesses. In this paper, we review these techniques to show their pros and cons and more precisely we highlight their shortcomings with respect to the complexity of modern systems.

In the 11th International Symposium on Foundations and Practice of Security