Archos Safe-T devices Information Exposure Vulnerability


On Archos Safe-T devices, a side channel for the row-based OLED display was found. The power consumption of each row-based display cycle depends on the number of illuminated pixels, allowing a partial recovery of display contents. For example, a hardware implant in the USB cable might be able to leverage this behavior to recover confidential secrets such as the PIN and BIP39 mnemonic. 





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The side channel is relevant only if the attacker has enough control over the device’s USB connection to make power-consumption measurements at a time when secret data is displayed. The side channel is not relevant in other circumstances, such as a stolen device that is not currently displaying secret data.


Vulnerable Systems:

 Archos Safe-T devices 


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Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date: 11/02/2019