Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

May 30, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 6:17 PM

I’m in Boston for Usenix ’06 and FAST-OS. Say hi if you’re in the area!

May 19, 2006

I love the smell of fresh paper acceptance in the morning!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 8:09 AM

Our paper ‘Loosely Coupled TCP Acceleration Architecture’ has been accepted to Hot Interconnects 14.

May 13, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 6:06 PM

How To Interpret Red Marks. Someone should prepare a version of this suitable for reviewing patches.

Con – You are making a conjecture that something is actually a problem, whereas you should be presenting numbers that show that it is.

WMD – Whitespace of Mass Destruction.

Viro – Insert witty yet blistering flame. Alternative usage: “you have a race here”.

Crack – please pass some of the crack being handed out at your group around so that the reviewers may more easily see your point of view.

May 1, 2006

Side Channel Attacks

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 2:34 PM

I help organize a bi-weekly seminar for the Scale-out Systems Technologies group at the IBM Haifa Research Lab. My motivation for organizing the seminar is mostly selfish: it gives me a great opportunity to invite speakers whose talks I’d like to hear.

Today we hosted Orr Dunkelman, who gave an excellent talk on Side Channel Attacks — The Easy Way to Break Any Cryptographic Primitive (note – slides in Hebrew), covering attacks based on timing, power consumption, fault injection, cache analysis and audio. The basic premise is that instead of attacking the algorithm, you attack the implementation, by observing or modifying the environment. I enjoyed the talk very much.

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