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I’d Like to Buy a Hint, Pat

“When one has taken root, one puts out branches.” – Jules Verne

What do microprocessors, pine trees, and public libraries all have in common? They have lots of branches. Branch instructions are fundamental to all von Neumann machines, along with arithmetic and logic operations. Without branches – specifically, conditional branches – you can’t really … Read More → "I’d Like to Buy a Hint, Pat"

Do This now! Before the IoT Security Tsunami Hits

“There will be more than 24 billion things connected to the Internet by the year 2020,” said Linda Grindstaff, VP of Content Operations in McAfee’s Office of the CTO, who keynoted at the recent Internet of Things Device Security Summit held in Santa Clara, California. … Read More → "Do This now! Before the IoT Security Tsunami Hits"

Thwarting the Software Piracy and IP Theft Epidemic

In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take an in-depth look at software piracy and IP theft with Ted Miracco (CEO – SmartFlow Compliance) and David Locke Hall (Author – Crack99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate). Ted, David, and I discuss the challenges of unlicensed software usage and the what can be done to stem the tide of IP theft. Also this week, we check out … Read More → "Thwarting the Software Piracy and IP Theft Epidemic"

Must PUFs Degrade Over Time?

A few weeks ago, we talked about software security, and a question was raised about the reliability of physically unclonable functions, or PUFs.  We noted at the time that Intrinsic ID agreed that the issue exists, but that they had a solution that more than compensated. Today we take a look at the whole issue in more detail. Possibly too much detail. Put your wonk hat … Read More → "Must PUFs Degrade Over Time?"

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Security ICs Deliver a Stronger Level of Protection – Mouser and Maxim Integrated   Physically unclonable functions (PUFs) are like fingerprints for semiconductor devices. And, for security applications, PUFs are an outstanding, secure way to uniquely identify an individual device. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Scott Jones from Maxim Integrated about physically unclonable functions, and how you can use them to secure … Read More → "Security ICs Deliver a Stronger Level of Protection – Mouser and Maxim Integrated"
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