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Rambus talks HCE smart ticketing with CBRGovernment

Last month, CBRGovernment sat down with Russell McCullagh, Managing Director of Rambus Ticketing, to discuss Host Card Emulation (HCE) and the future of smart travel. As McCullagh notes, Rambus recently launched its HCE mobile ticketing [...]

Ransomware could target connected vehicles

Jeff Plungis of Consumer Reports observes that the recent “WannaCry” ransomware attack highlights the digital vulnerabilities in our daily lives, including connected vehicles which increasingly rely on computer chips and more than 100 million lines [...]

DesignNews highlights Rambus’ IoT Device Management

Earlier this month, Charles Murray of Design News sat down with Rambus Sr. Director of Security Products Asaf Ashkenazi to discuss the company’s recently launched IoT Device Management service. According to Ashkenazi, the service provides [...]

Asia, Middle East and Australia: Mobile Payments Adoption Around the World

Written by Alex Chung, Head Business Development Asia Pacific Japan As part of the Seamless Payments event series, the Rambus Payments team has been in Singapore, Dubai and Melbourne, discussing the key trends that are driving [...]

Rambus launches turnkey secure connectivity with CryptoManager IoT Device Management

Rambus has launched a turnkey IoT Device Management service as part of its CryptoManager™ platform. Designed to work with leading IoT platforms and cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), the trusted service provides [...]

How trust can level the mobile playing field

Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel has written an article for IDG Connect about the changing mobile payments landscape. According to Nadel, the mobile payments ecosystem has evolved into a complex network of providers that includes card networks, [...]

Protecting implanted medical devices (IMDs) from side-channel attacks

Did you know that millions of implanted medical devices (IMDs) do not typically receive software upgrades to address security vulnerabilities? Such devices – which are often connected via the internet or wireless technologies – include [...]

Exploiting side-channel attacks with ASLR cache vulnerabilities (AnC)

Researchers from Vrije University in the Netherlands have developed a side-channel attack that neatly bypasses address space layout randomization (ASLR). As the researchers explain, ASLR randomizes the location of an application’s code and data in [...]

Why mobile wallets are more secure than payment cards

Ahmad Raza, the founder of Samurais.co, recently penned an article in the Huffington Post that explores why mobile wallets are more secure than traditional payment cards. As Raza points out, the latest Capital One Rewards [...]

Are we going cashless?

André Pfohlmann, an associate for the Banking Industry Business Unit at SAP, recently wrote an article in DigitalistMag that explores the recent trend amongst millennials and certain countries towards a cashless society. “There is research [...]

Biometric security and the future of mobile payments

According to Patrick Moorhead, Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, security has become one of the “biggest issues” in today’s technologically-connected society. “We use mobile devices to transfer money, pay bills and even to [...]

Securing the Internet of Things starts with transistors

Asaf Ashkenazi, senior director of product management in Rambus’ Security Division, has penned an article for Semiconductor Engineering about the six “Strategic Principles” for securing the Internet of Things (IoT) outlined by the U.S. Department of [...]

The evolving requirements of IoT security

Ed Sperling and Jeff Dorsch of Semiconductor Engineering recently penned an article about the future of IoT security. Specifically, the two journalists highlighted the distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against Dyn which saw waves [...]

Simplifying tokenization for mobile payments

Martin Cox, a Strategic Product Marketing at Rambus, recently observed that technologies such as tokenization are steadily evolving as the mobile payments ecosystem matures. “Now a security requirement for paying by smartphone, banks are faced [...]

Let’s talk about Money 20/20

Billed as the world’s largest payment and financial services event, Money 20/20 kicks off in Las Vegas on October 23rd. The Rambus team will be at booth 2525 in the Venetian Hotel, discussing all things [...]

Mobile payment trends in 2016 and beyond

Michelle Evans of MobilePaymentsToday recently wrote an article about the top trends shaping mobile payments in 2016. Citing a Euromonitor International survey, Evans reports that mobile-driven commerce will reach an estimated $972.25 billion across 46 markets [...]

Eyeing the future of smart cities

Rambus principal research scientist Patrick Gill recently penned an article for Telecoms Tech about how lensless smart sensors (LSS) can potentially play an important role in building future smart cities. As Gill notes, LSS technology [...]

Security is “often overlooked” for the IoT

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has determined that the overwhelming majority of publicly reported Internet of Things (IoT) vulnerabilities publicly disclosed over the last year could have been easily avoided. According Craig Spiezle, Executive Director [...]

Why did DishTV India choose an embedded root-of-trust?

Earlier this summer, DishTV India selected Rambus’ CryptoMedia Security Platform for use in its Pay TV satellite system. Essentially, CryptoMedia ensures secure distribution of premium content for cable and satellite operators with a hardware root-of-trust [...]

Safecracking goes high-tech with side-channel attacks

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During the early days of safecracking, rudimentary rotary locks were compromised by feel or sound to determine the correct combination. Following in this tradition, a security researcher known as Plore recently demonstrated how side-channel attacks [...]

Protecting avionic systems from side-channel attack

Asaf Ashkenazi, a senior director of product marketing at Rambus’ security division, recently sat down with Neil Tyler of NewElectronics to discuss the potential threat side-channel attacks pose to avionic systems. As Tyler points out, [...]

From chip to cloud to client device

Over the past few years, Rambus has evolved from a pure IP licensing business to a product-centric semiconductor company. Our diverse product portfolio currently includes memory and interfaces, along with security and smart sensor solutions. [...]

Security researchers hack automotive CAN network

White hat security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have once again hacked a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, this time plugging a laptop directly into the vehicle’s CAN network via a port under the dashboard. “Instead [...]

Taking smartphone security to the next level

Asaf Ashkenazi, a senior director at Rambus’ security division, recently gave a keynote presentation about the future of mobile security at the Linley Group’s Mobile and Wearables Conference. According to Ashkenzai, the demand for trusted [...]

Motherboard talks security and Rambus

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Motherboard’s Michael Byrne recently covered a paper written by Rambus chief scientist Paul Kocher for Communications of the ACM. In the paper, Kocher observes that computer security issues have far exceeded the limits of the [...]

Redesigning smart sensors for the IoT

Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering observes that sensor technology is beginning to change on a fundamental level. Indeed, companies are now looking beyond the five senses – on which early sensors were modeled – to [...]

CryptoMedia secures Pay TV content for DishTV India

DishTV India has selected Rambus’ CryptoMedia Security Platform for use in its Pay TV satellite system. According to Martin Scott, senior VP and GM of the Security Division at Rambus, CryptoMedia ensures secure distribution of [...]

Boeing licenses DPA countermeasures

Rambus and Boeing have inked a licensing agreement for the inclusion of advanced differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures in Boeing products. According to Martin Scott, senior vice president and general manager of the Security Division [...]

This algorithm steals ATM PINs from wearables

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Security researchers at Binghamton University and the Stevens Institute of Technology have successfully combined smartwatch sensor data with an algorithm to crack ATM PINs. As Megan Scudellari of IEE Spectrum reports, Chen Wang of Binghamton [...]

Rambus extends DPA countermeasures license with NAGRA

Rambus has extended its licensing agreement with NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group, for the use of its Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures in NAGRA digital TV offerings. “NAGRA has shown that [...]

Securing connected vehicles with Rambus CryptoManager

Anna Steffora Mutschler of Semiconductor Engineering recently observed that self-driving cars have prompted the semiconductor industry to consider a number of complex legal and regulatory issues. “[Self-driving vehicles] open up a whole new field for [...]

ECEBS talks open standards and security

Stephen McSpadden, Head of Solutions at Ecebs, now part of Rambus, recently spoke with Steve Atkins of ContactlessIntelligence about smart ticketing and open standards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYmeU-XlDSY As McSpadden notes, Ecebs is a leading supplier of [...]

Mining edge nodes to optimize the Cloud

Somshubhro Pal Choudhury, MD, Analog Devices India, recently told the Financial Express that directly transporting sensor data to the Cloud via a gateway is little more than a recipe for disaster. “This leads to a [...]

IoT security spending to hit $348 million in 2016

Gartner analysts have confirmed that global spending on Internet of Things (IoT) security will reach $348 million in 2016 – marking a 23.7 percent increase from $281.5 million in 2015. Although overall spending is expected [...]

Rambus joins the RISC-V Foundation

Rambus has joined the RISC-V Foundation as a founding member. The organization is dedicated to managing and promoting the adoption of the RISC-V hardware architecture standard throughout the semiconductor market. With this announcement, Rambus joins [...]

Shifting gears for the IoT

Writing for Semiconductor Engineering, Ann Steffora Mutschler observes that a shift is currently underway in the automotive industry as more connected vehicles hit the road each year. “[Connectivity adds] many of the features that consumers [...]

Rambus rolls out new version of DPA Workstation analysis platform

Rambus’ Cryptography Research division has rolled out version 8 of its DPA Workstation (DPAWS) analysis platform. The latest iteration of DPAWS features an extensive upgrade to the workstation software and user interface (UI) for enhanced [...]

IoT security market to exceed $28 billion by 2020

A new report published by Research and Markets projects that the Internet of Things (IoT) security market will increase from $6.89 billion in 2015 to $28.90 billion by 2020. “With the technological advancement and increasing [...]

DEFCON organizer talks IoT security

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Ted Harrington, partner at Independent Security Evaluators and organizer of the annual DEFCON hacker conference, is not at all optimistic about a secure IoT. As Harrington tells Inverse, IoT security “will get worse, potentially a [...]

New monetization opportunities for the IoT

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Steven Woo, VP of Solutions Marketing at Rambus, recently participated in an Internet of Things (IoT) Summit panel discussion about the creation of new monetization opportunities in the burgeoning space. As Woo noted, chip design [...]

Rambus inks security license agreement with Altis Semiconductor

Rambus’ Cryptography Research division has signed a licensing agreement with Altis Semiconductor for the use of advanced security technologies. The agreement includes differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasure techniques, which are designed to protect against DPA [...]

The evolution of RISC-V and open source

Did you know that many industry pundits originally believed there was “little money” to be made in the business of open source software? “As the wave of Linux distributions rolled forth, however, that was quickly [...]

Evaluating security risks in the cloud

Cloud computing is perhaps best known for offering users ubiquitous and convenient on-demand network access. “[The cloud provides a] pool of configurable computing resources such as shared networks, servers, storage, applications, and services,” Ernest Worthman [...]

Rambus and Athena accelerate adoption of DPA countermeasures

Rambus’ Cryptography Research division has signed an agreement with The Athena Group for the use of DPA countermeasure patents in the latter company’s cryptographic security IP cores. These include field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and defense [...]

Waging 21st century cyber-warfare

Cyber-warfare is emerging as the most sophisticated battleground of the 21st century. “In fact, the military in all major countries make it a priority,” Ernest Worthman of Semiconductor Engineering recently observed. “Collectively they are spending tens of [...]

CIOs mull IoT security concerns

Dinyar Dastoor, VP and GM at Wind River, recently penned an article for CIOs in Embedded Computing Design that explores the security risks associated with the management and deployment of IoT devices. “For many [CIOs], [...]

Is Mr. Robot the new WarGames?

WarGames – which hit theaters way back in 1983 – is an early hacker film starring Matthew Broderick (David Lightman) and Ally Sheedy (Jennifer Mack). For the uninitiated, WarGames depicts the fictional story of David [...]

Building silicon foundations for security

Paul Kocher, the chief scientist of Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, recently presented a DesignCon 2016 keynote session that explored the crowded intersection of hardware, Moore’s Law and cryptography. As Kocher notes, cryptographic limits have historically [...]

Rambus is at DesignCon 2016

The DesignCon 2016 expo kicked off on January 20th in Santa Clara. Rambus was at booth #835, showcasing its R+™ enhanced standard serial link and memory IP core solutions, along with tools for server, mobile and [...]

Hacking and cracking with Mr. Robot

USA’s wildly popular “Mr. Robot” took center stage at the CES 2016 CyberSecurity Forum in Las Vegas. Hosted by Nilay Patel of The Verge, the Robot panel featured a number of writers, consultants and security [...]