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Elektronik Praxis Article: Rigid RISC-V CPU: New Chip Stops Attacks Before They Start

By May 17, 2019May 12th, 2021No Comments

A novel RISC-V-based processor architecture is designed to proactively protect against any threats. At 20 Hz, it randomly changes its own code and processed data. Previous update strategies with pushed patches would be superfluous.

Morpheus will smash the matrix of hackers! The eponymous processor blocks potential attacks by encrypting and randomly reordering critical bits of its own microcode and data 20 times per second. Even the fastest automated electronic hacking techniques should be overtaxed, not to mention human hackers. At least the scientists around Professor Todd Austin at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, who developed the chip on the basis of the open-source instruction set architecture RISC-V , assume this.
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