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On the Sustainability of Lightweight Cryptography Based on PUFs Implemented on NAND Flash Memories Using Programming Disturbances

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posted on 2022-04-19, 02:52 authored by Nikolaos Athanasios AnagnostopoulosNikolaos Athanasios Anagnostopoulos, Yufan Fan, Muhammad Umair Saleem, Nico Mexis, Florian Frank, Tolga Arul, Stefan Katzenbeisser
In this work, we examine the potential of Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) that have been implemented on NAND Flash memories using programming disturbances to act as sustainable primitives for the purposes of lightweight cryptography. In particular, we investigate the ability of such PUFs to tolerate temperature and voltage variations, and examine the current shortcomings of existing NAND-Flash-memory PUFs that are based on programming disturbances as well as how these could potentially be addressed in order to provide more robust and more sustainable security solutions.


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