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Instruction-level Real-time Secure Processor Using an Error Correction CodeYOON, S. M. , LEE, S. W. , PARK, J. K. , KIM, J. T.
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secure processor, security, instruction, correlation, chain
security(5), systems(4), secure(4), execution(4), efficient(4)
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Date of Publication: 2015-08-31
Volume 15, Issue 3, Year 2015, On page(s): 13 - 16
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2015.03002
Web of Science Accession Number: 000360171500002
SCOPUS ID: 84940746882
In this paper, we present a processor that detects security-attacks at the instruction level by checking the integrity of instructions in real time. To confirm the integrity of the instructions, we generate a parity chain of instructions and check them at run time. The parity chain is generated using an error correction code used in a digital communication system, and the integrity checker has the same function as the error-detector module of the error correction code. This architecture can readily be applied to a general processor, because the checker is located between the processor core and the instruction memory. Compared with other cipher modules with the same key space, our instruction integrity checker achieves a faster check speed and occupies a smaller area.
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