Towards fast and accurate machine learning attacks of feed-forward arbiter PUFs

Mohammed Saeed Alkatheiri, Yu Zhuang

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Abstract

Utilizing integrated circuits' manufacturing variations to produce responses unique for individual devises, physical unclonable functions (PUFs) are not reproducible even by PUF device manufacturers. However, many PUFs have been reported to be 'mathematically reproducible' by machine learning-based modeling methods. The feed-forward arbiter PUFs are among the PUFs which have showed strength [1], [2] against machine learning modeling unless large computation time is used in machine learning process and the feed-forward loops are of a special type. In this paper, we develop a signal delay model for the feed-forward arbiter PUFs, through which efficient and accurate machine learning of the PUF's essential features is made possible. Experimental results show that the new model has led to high accuracy and high efficiency for the prediction of the responses of the PUFs with any type of feed-forward loops, and the high prediction accuracy was measured in terms of average prediction rate over all tested all cases. The high efficiency and high accuracy prediction of responses reported in this paper has revealed a weakness of the feed-forward arbiter PUFs that can be potentially utilized by response-prediction-based malicious software.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages181-187
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055692
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2017
Event2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Aug 7 2017Aug 10 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period08/7/1708/10/17

Keywords

  • Arbiter PUF
  • Feed-Forward Arbiter PUF
  • Machine Learning Attack
  • Multilayer Neural Network

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    Alkatheiri, M. S., & Zhuang, Y. (2017). Towards fast and accurate machine learning attacks of feed-forward arbiter PUFs. In 2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (pp. 181-187). [8073845] (2017 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DESEC.2017.8073845