Malware in Hardware Infrastructure Components

C. Krieg, E. Weippl:
"Malware in Hardware Infrastructure Components";
in:"Advances in IT Early Warning", Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, 2013.

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Abstract:


Malicious hardware is a fairly new research topic that has attracted the interest
of the scienti c community. Therefore, numerous approaches have been proposed
in the last years to counter the threat of so-called
hardware
Trojans
. This chapter
describes malicious hardware in the context of the security of hardware infrastruc-
ture components. Network infrastructure plays a vital role in our everyday lives,
since many services depend on reliable and secure connections. In the following, we
brie y introduce the topic of hardware
Trojans
. After describing their basic compo-
nents, we give some insights into how hardware
Trojans
can be used maliciously in
infrastructure devices. Furthermore, we outline the evolution of hardware
Trojans
and measures to counter them