Security

Dismantling SecureMemory, CryptoMemory and CryptoRF

Date Added: Jun 2010
Format: PDF

This paper addresses the (in)security of the cryptographic mechanisms used in the Atmel product families SecureMemory, CryptoMemory, and CryptoRF. These products are integrated circuits, consisting essentially of a small piece of memory and have cryptographic capabilities to authenticate and encrypt. They have two main application areas: in smart cards (ID and access cards, health care cards, loyalty cards, internet kiosk, energy meters, and e-government); and embedded, to authenticate one piece of hardware to another or for the secure storing of cryptographic data (printers and print cartridges, removable storage devices, set top boxes, access control systems, subassembly authentication, counterfeit protection, networked systems)