Re: what is ASIC

From: Nate Lawson <>
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 16:32:40 -0700
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> On Jul 30, 2016, at 1:09 AM, smf <> 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.

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.

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