QVL News & Project Updates

Major breakthrough in security analysis of secure devices 19/6/2013

For the past year, we have been working to enhance the capability of Pipeline Emission Analysis (PEA) and have had a major breakthrough in the analysis and recovery of encryption keys from a device considered more secure than smartcards. Further information will be announced to the cryptographic community as soon as is practicable through the release of a paper detailing our results.

Looking for more backdoors in hardware 19/6/2013

As you might expect, we have started to scan other chips for backdoors. These are good candidates as they are relatively new and used by the military. However, we are unable to comment on these devices until our research is complete.

06/06/2012

We will be at the CHES Conference with our paper.

CHES 2012

9 - 12 September

Leuven, Belgium

06/06/2012

Our paper In the blink of an eye: There goes your AES key was accepted to IACR. You can download the paper here.

04/06/2012

We have been asked by many people for more information about how Pipeline Emission Analysis (PEA) works. Here is all the relevant information about how the technology works. Everything you need to design your own system for your own research and development is in these files.

Integrated Circuit Investigation Method And Apparatus Pipeline Emission Analysis (PEA)

Integrated Circuit Investigation Method And Apparatus Pipeline Emission Analysis Drawings (PEA)

Breakthrough silicon scanning discovers backdoor in military chip