Sergei Volokitin is a security analyst at Riscure in the Netherlands where his work is mostly focused on security evaluation of embedded systems and security testing of smart card platforms and TEE based solutions. He has a number of publications on Java Card platform attacks and conference presentations on hardware security.
Hardware attacks on security relevant components, such as fault injection, have been known for decades and have been shown to be successful on a wide range of devices ranging from general purpose microcontrollers to dedicated security engines. In this work we give an overview of different methods used for fault injection and the effectiveness of these methods. We discuss electromagnetic fault injection in more detail. Most of the published research focuses on attacking low performance secure devices. However, we present the results of electromagnetic fault injection on a modern multicore system on chip running at gigahertz speed and discuss its effectiveness.