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FPGA Design Deobfuscation by Iterative LUT Modification at Bitstream Level
Authors: Michail Moraitis, Elena DubrovaAbstract:
Hardware obfuscation by redundancy addition is a well-known countermeasure against reverse engineering. For FPGA designs, such a technique can be implemented with a small overhead, however, its effectiveness is heavily dependent on the stealthiness of the redundant elements. Since there are powerful tools for combinational redundancy removal, opting for sequential redundancy is believed to result in stronger obfuscation. However, in this paper, we demonstrate that it is possible to identify sequential redundancy in obfuscated SRAM FPGA designs by ensuring the full controllability of each instantiated look-up table input via iterative bitstream modification. The presented algorithm works directly on bitstream and does not require the possession of a flattened netlist. The feasibility of our approach is verified on the example of an obfuscated SNOW 3G design implemented in a Xilinx 7-series FPGA.
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