Open APIs for embedded security

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Abstract

Embedded computer control is increasingly common in appliances, vehicles, communication devices, medical instruments, and many other systems. Some embedded computer systems enable users to obtain their own programs from parties other than the maker of the device. For instance, PDAs and some cell phones offer an open application programming interface that enables users to better customize devices to their needs and support an industry of independent software vendors. This kind of flexibility will be more difficult for other kinds of embedded devices where safety and security are a greater risk. This paper discusses some of the challenges and architectural options for open APIs for embedded systems. These issues are illustrated through an approach to implementing secure programmable payment cards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsLuca Cardelli
PublisherSpringer
Pages225-247
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9783540405313
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2743
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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