Re: what is ASIC

From: Nate Lawson <nate_at_root.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 16:32:40 -0700
Message-Id: <427FC4B2-BD49-4385-BD60-1C034A0A76E9@root.org>
> On Jul 30, 2016, at 1:09 AM, smf <smf@null.net> wrote:
> 
> On 29/07/2016 13:11, Gerrit Heitsch wrote:
>> This way they could get at signals you usually can't get to. At least not without a miscroscope and a VERY fine probe.
> 
> It was a few years later, but MOS/CSG could get in pretty much anywhere.
> 
> http://cbm-hackers.2304266.n4.nabble.com/264-TED-Plus4-Story-td4072922i120.html
> 

Even into the 90ís, smart cards were made with a relatively large process since they had to be really cheap. Hackers would use sharpened sewing machine needles and an optical microscope to probe or bounce a bus line on the right clock cycle.

-Nate
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