Design Rationale for Secure Probe Storage based on Patterned Magnetic Media

Leon Abelmann, C.N. Chong, Pieter H. Hartel, J.C. Lodder

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    We describe the design rationale for a hardware tamper resistant secure storage system based on probe storage with a patterned magnetic medium. This medium supports normal read/write operations by magnetising individual dots perpendicular to the media plane. We report on an experiment to show that in principle the medium also supports a separate class of read/write-once operations by allowing individual dots in the media to be destroyed irreversibly by precise local heating. Security stems from the fact that bulk-erase is not possible.
    Original languageUndefined
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • IR-66915
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • TST-uSPAM: micro Scanning Probe Array Memory
    • METIS-210426
    • EWI-920
    • SMI-TST: From 2006 in EWI-TST

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