PUFFIN Workshop, Berlin, Nov 3, 2013
ICT-2011.9.2 High-Tech Research Intensive SMEs in FET research
FP7 European Project
Research reveals unforgeable identities for graphics cardsResearchers announce today that graphics processors commonly used for gaming may hold the secret to the future of user authentication online.
This announcement comes from the European project "Physically unclonable functions found in standard PC components" (PUFFIN). In this project Intrinsic-ID B.V. (Eindhoven) is joining forces with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Technische Universität Darmstadt, and Eindhoven University of Technology to show the existence of unique Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) properties in common computer hardware.
Graphics cards and security
Any passionate gamer knows the investment it takes to create a good character and the dangers of identity theft to which he is exposed by playing. Securely identifying the gamer’s hardware can stop identity theft. In addition, authentication via PUF properties in already existing hardware means that the operator of the gaming platform can push the extra security feature via a software update without the need for action on the user side.
The project runs till February 2015 and has a total budget of 1.3 million EUR. For more information see http://puffin.eu.org or contact the coordinator Tanja Lange (TU/e) at tanja (at) puffin.eu.org.
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