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Boffins tear into IEEE's tissue-thin anti-hacker chip blueprint crypto

Several large gaps have been found in the IEEE's P1735 cryptography standard that can be exploited to unlock or tamper with encrypted system-on-chip blueprints. The P1735 scheme was designed so that chip designers could, ideally, shield their intellectual property from prying eyes. When you're creating a system-on-chip …
Iain Thomson, 7 Nov 2017
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Boffin supercharges FPGAs with timing signal tweak

A Swedish researcher has discovered a new way to optimise FPGA performance, with as much as a five-fold boost on offer. However, it's been a long and painful process for researcher Carl Ingemarsson to get to publication, including having his work plagiarised three years ago. The problem for then-undergrad Ingemarsson, of from …
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Crusty Cat 5e/6 cables just magically sped up to 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps

The IEEE has approved the specification covering 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet, 802.3bz. In particular, the approval signifies that the work item still incomplete at the end of 2015, the interface between the Media Access Control (MAC) and the physical (PHY) layers has been completed. Last December, NBase-T Alliance leader …
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Boffins find a way to put your facial expression on Donald Trump's mug

Video Boffins are racing towards the goal of being able to make anybody seem to say anything in video, and nobody will be able to tell whether it's real. Researchers from Stanford, the Max Planck institute and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg are showing off software that can project the movements on a face onto someone else, in …
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IEEE delivers Ethernet-for-cars standard

The march of Ethernet into motor vehicles continues, with the IEEE launching the first automotive standard for 100 Mbps Ethernet over single twisted pair cables. IEEE 802.3bw, aka 100BASE-T1, is designed to give the auto sector a single homogeneous network architecture, the IEEE says. The main game for auto applications is to …
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Does the Internet of Things need an indie security assessor?

The Internet toaster that's browning your crumpets, talking to its home servers, and participating in a ransomware-distributing botnet should get the kind of cyber-safety testing that it gets for physical safety. That is, at least, a growing view among Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) members, if an IEEE …
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IEEE hopes to standardise e-health communications

The IEEE has set to work on standardisation in the e-health device market, and to help the project, it's signed an agreement with medical research nonprofit the Regenstrief Institute. The institute is home to a key standard medical dictionary, Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC), which is used to exchange …

How French spooks can silently command Siri, Google Now on phones

A group of researchers from the French government's Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI) have found a way to silently and wirelessly inject voice commands into unlocked iPhones and Android gadgets. The technique, detailed in a paper published by the IEEE, requires the devices to have a wired headphones plugged in – …
Iain Thomson, 15 Oct 2015
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Boffinry breakthrough: Bullied bumble bot bolts brutal brat beatdowns

Vid Researchers in Japan have programmed a robot to flee children after groups of tearaways were recorded abusing the 'droid. A study by Japan's ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories found that kids, particularly when left unsupervised, will bully, harass, and sometimes even attack robots. As noted by IEEE …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Aug 2015

MAC address privacy inches towards standardisation

The Internet Engineering Task Force's (IETF's) decision last year to push back against surveillance is bearing fruit, with the 'net boffins and the IEEE proclaiming successful MAC address privacy tests. While MAC address randomisation has been a feature of various clients (including Linux, Windows, Apple OSs and Android) for …
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IEEE's prescription for med-tech crowd: preventing hacks is better than a cure

Medical devices shouldn't be hackable, so the IEEE has published the first steps towards laying down decent security practise for the sector. From the late Barnaby Jack's work on insulin pumps through to this month's "hackable infusion pump", this decade has seen growing interest in medical device vulns. Working with the IEEE …
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IEEE chaps propose QoS for SDN across the public internet

Software-defined networking (SDN) is fine in the data centre, but rubbish across multi-domain WANs, something a group of IEEE engineers wants to solve. Their proposal, on Arxiv, is to copy the cloud notions of abstraction and orchestration into Internet connections. Sucking nourishment out of the academic prose, the IEEE …
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IEEE rubber-stamps new patent policy

As expected, the IEEE has adopted a patent policy designed to reduce the scope for trolling for standards-essential technologies. While companies contributing to IEEE standards often hold patents covering their contributions, there's always been an expectation that they would allow competitors building products under a …

US DoJ okays IEEE's patent troll BAN-HAMMER

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has okayed new IEEE standards licensing rules designed to end some of the seemingly-endless lawsuits over standards-essential patents - and the trolls aren't happy. A key step in bringing the new rules into effect, a “Business Review Letter” from the DoJ, has been completed with the …

IEEE gets to work on 25G Ethernet MAC standards

The IEEE has launched a study group to give 25 Gbps Ethernet standardisation a push along. Hang on, you might ask, don't we already have Ethernet running at speeds higher than 25 Gbps? Yes, but only as multiple links running in parallel: a 40 Gbps Ethernet connection is four 10 Gbps Ethernet serial links strapped together, …
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Are you broke? Good with electronics? Build a better AC/DC box, get back in black with $1m

There's a million dollars in prizes up for grabs from Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for the clever clogs who can build a direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) converter that's the size of a laptop. The Little Box Challenge aims to solve one of the dilemmas in modern-day power …
Iain Thomson, 22 Jul 2014

IEEE expands malware initiatives

Standards body the IEEE has launched two new anti-malware initiatives designed to help software and security vendors spot malware that's been inserted into other software, and improve the performance of malware detection by cutting down on false positives. The organisation's Anti-Malware Support Service (AMSS) is designed to …

IEEE signs off on 400 Gb/s Ethernet development

As we foreshadowed last month, the The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has green-lighted development of 400 Gb/s Ethernet. Now known as IEEE P802.3bs, the nascent standard now has an official IEEE task force working to make it a reality and a goal, stated in this IEEE document (PDF) , to “Define …

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