By Topic

Hardware Trojan Horse Device Based on Unintended USB Channels

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Clark, J. ; Electr. & Comput. Eng. Dept., R. Mil. Coll. of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada ; Leblanc, S. ; Knight, S.

This paper discusses research activities that investigated the risk associated with USB devices. The research focused on identifying, characterizing and modelling unintended USB channels in contemporary computer systems. Such unintended channels can be used by a USB hardware Trojan horse device to create two way communications with a targeted network endpoint, thus violating the integrity and confidentiality of the data residing on the endpoint. The work was validated through the design and implementation of a proof of concept hardware Trojan horse device that uses two such unintended USB channels to successfully interact with a target network endpoint to compromise and exfiltrate data from it.

Published in:

Network and System Security, 2009. NSS '09. Third International Conference on

Date of Conference:

19-21 Oct. 2009