Ghost Talk: Mitigating EMI Signal Injection Attacks Against Analog Sensors

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Provided by: University of Minho
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) affects circuits by inducing voltages on conductors. Analog sensing of signals on the order of a few millivolts is particularly sensitive to interference. This paper measures the susceptibility of analog sensor systems to signal injection attacks by intentional, low-power emission of chosen electromagnetic waveforms, and proposes defense mechanisms to reduce the risks. The authors' experiments use specially crafted EMI at varying power and distance to measure susceptibility of sensors in implantable medical devices and consumer electronics.
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