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Paper: The Interpose PUF: Secure PUF Design against State-of-the-art Machine Learning Attacks

Authors:
Phuong Ha Nguyen , University of Connecticut
Durga Prasad Sahoo , Bosch India (RBEI/ESY)
Chenglu Jin , University of Connecticut
Kaleel Mahmood , University of Connecticut
Ulrich Rührmair , LMU München
Marten van Dijk , University of Connecticut
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DOI: 10.13154/tches.v2019.i4.243-290
URL: https://tches.iacr.org/index.php/TCHES/article/view/8351
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Abstract: The design of a silicon Strong Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) that is lightweight and stable, and which possesses a rigorous security argument, has been a fundamental problem in PUF research since its very beginnings in 2002. Various effective PUF modeling attacks, for example at CCS 2010 and CHES 2015, have shown that currently, no existing silicon PUF design can meet these requirements. In this paper, we introduce the novel Interpose PUF (iPUF) design, and rigorously prove its security against all known machine learning (ML) attacks, including any currently known reliability-based strategies that exploit the stability of single CRPs (we are the first to provide a detailed analysis of when the reliability based CMA-ES attack is successful and when it is not applicable). Furthermore, we provide simulations and confirm these in experiments with FPGA implementations of the iPUF, demonstrating its practicality. Our new iPUF architecture so solves the currently open problem of constructing practical, silicon Strong PUFs that are secure against state-of-the-art ML attacks.
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@article{tches-2019-29852,
  title={The Interpose PUF: Secure PUF Design against State-of-the-art Machine Learning Attacks},
  journal={IACR Transactions on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems},
  publisher={Ruhr-Universität Bochum},
  volume={2019, Issue 4},
  pages={243-290},
  url={https://tches.iacr.org/index.php/TCHES/article/view/8351},
  doi={10.13154/tches.v2019.i4.243-290},
  author={Phuong Ha Nguyen and Durga Prasad Sahoo and Chenglu Jin and Kaleel Mahmood and Ulrich Rührmair and Marten van Dijk},
  year=2019
}