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HERMES

Project Lead: Clay Carper

The most secure way to currently store private keys associated with cryptocurrency wallets is utilizing a hardware wallet, also known as a cold wallet. There is a variety of devices available, ranging from open source to privately managed. Each device has a unique recovery phrase that allows for the recovery of private keys, should the device be lost or damaged. Accessing this recovery phrase presents an interesting and highly lucrative attack target. This project examines past known attacks at a hardware level and works to develop novel attacks against the entire class of devices. Improving the developer’s accessibility to potential side-channel threats is also desirable.

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Marconi

Project Lead: Maria DeBroy (graduated)

RFID technologies allow for an efficient method for tracking products by using small, inexpensive trackers. These trackers can be stickers, cards, or fobs and can be attached to inventory to monitor how that inventory is stored, moved, and used. Specific methods can be applied to these trackers to ensure that some of the information stored in the tracker cannot be modified. If this information could be modified, business and shipping logistics systems can be confused and misplace or mishandle the wrong product. The Marconi project investigates whether it is possible to overwrite the immutable data on an RFID tag and how this information could be further secured.

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Cybersecurity Education and Research

Computer Science Department

Dept. 3315, 1000 E. University ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Email: mike.borowczak@uwyo.edu

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