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How to Build a Trustworthy Free/Libre Linux Capable 64-bit RISC-V Computer

How to Build a Trustworthy Free/Libre Linux Capable 64-bit RISC-V Computer

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Gabriel Somlo

The attack surface for commercial hardware now spans all stages of the development lifecycle. Even in the presence of secure, bug-free software, the growing threat of hardware Trojans and backdoors enables adversaries to compromise a system in its entirety or execute a privilege escalation attack. This reality became painfully evident in the wake of Spectre/Meltdown attacks. These two vulnerabilities, which came to light in 2018, affected a wide swath of microprocessors that allowed attackers to...

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