Between Physical and Sofware: Fault Attacks, Side Channels, and Mitigations


Fault attacks (sometimes also called active side-channel attacks ) are a very powerful means that goes beyond just leaking secrets from an application or device, to actively manipulating it. We will look at fault attacks that can be triggered from software, namely Rowhammer and Plundervolt. We will also learn that some transient-execution attacks have some similarities to fault attacks. You will implement some of these attacks yourself and learn how they are mitigated.

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