Researchers from the University of Florida have recently uncovered several vulnerabilities in the IEEE P1735 electronics standard which is used to protect software and hardware from being reverse engineered, and allows them to work with other products while remaining encrypted.

The study yielded a number of issues, including one which allows attackers to bypass encryption safeguards and access underlying IP information. Another significant flaw allows attackers to embed trojans using the standard.

The researchers published their findings in a paper called “Standardizing Bad Cryptographic Practice” which was published last September.

Source: Bleeping Computer

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