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Cloudskulk: Design Of A Nested Virtual Machine Based Rootkit-In-The-Middle Attack, Joseph Anthony Connelly Dec 2017

Cloudskulk: Design Of A Nested Virtual Machine Based Rootkit-In-The-Middle Attack, Joseph Anthony Connelly

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Virtualized cloud computing services are a crucial facet in the software industry today, with clear evidence of its usage quickly accelerating. Market research forecasts an increase in cloud workloads by more than triple, 3.3-fold, from 2014 to 2019 [33]. Integrating system security is then an intrinsic concern of cloud platform system administrators that with the growth of cloud usage, is becoming increasingly relevant. People working in the cloud demand security more than ever. In this paper, we take an offensive, malicious approach at targeting such cloud environments as we hope both cloud platform system administrators and software developers of ...


A System For Monitoring And Managing Indoor Air Quality And Environmental Conditions, Ali Ibrahim Aug 2016

A System For Monitoring And Managing Indoor Air Quality And Environmental Conditions, Ali Ibrahim

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

The quality of indoor air depends on different types of pollutant sources existing in a semi-enclosed environment. The sources can be biological, chemical, or toxic pollutants. These sources can cause health issues and discomfort for occupants. One of the indicators of poor indoor air quality is Carbon Dioxide (CO2). CO2 can be used to indicate the indoor air exchange rate. The lack of air exchange means higher levels of CO2. High levels of indoor particulates can also be an indication of poor air quality. Due to the lack of fresh air, air circulation, and air filtration, the ...


Extending The Battery-Powered Operating Time Of A Wireless Environmental Monitoring System, Ross Matthew Butler Dec 2012

Extending The Battery-Powered Operating Time Of A Wireless Environmental Monitoring System, Ross Matthew Butler

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Advances in low-power microelectronics and sensor technologies have enabled the creation of sophisticated environmental monitoring systems capable of operating on battery power. Independence from a power outlet connection opens up many new potential applications, but limited battery life still imposes significant restrictions on a monitoring system’s capabilities and the number of systems that can be economically deployed and maintained. These restrictions have motivated much research into reducing monitoring system energy usage, increasing battery capacity, and harnessing alternative energy sources. While most of the research focuses on new system design, there is a need for techniques to extend the battery-powered ...


Non-Blocking Hardware Coding For Embedded Systems, Derek Caleb Klein May 2011

Non-Blocking Hardware Coding For Embedded Systems, Derek Caleb Klein

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Embedded Systems can be found in devices that people use every day. In the pursuit of faster and smarter devices, more powerful processing units are needed in these embedded systems. A key component of powerful processing units is the supporting software. While the raw processing power of microcontroller has been continually advancing, the improvements in the supporting software for medium scale embedded systems have been lacking. This thesis focuses on improving the software on medium scale systems by discussing the practical application of non-blocking coding techniques. The basic concept of how non-blocking code improves the performance of a system is ...


A Wireless Sensor Network For Monitoring Physical Activity, Physiological Response, And Environmental Conditions, Michael Leon Pook May 2011

A Wireless Sensor Network For Monitoring Physical Activity, Physiological Response, And Environmental Conditions, Michael Leon Pook

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Understanding movement is an important area of research for improving comfort and safety. Data collected from accelerometers and gyros attached to multiple parts of a body can be used to determine the type of physical activity in which an individual is engaging. Correlating this data with the individual's heart rate allows for the verification of the type of activity as well as observation of the amount of physical strain experienced during the activity. Additionally, data on environmental stimuli can be gathered in order to determine their effect on physical strain. Current research in the field has been limited by ...


A Reconfigurable Pattern Matching Hardware Implementation Using On-Chip Ram-Based Fsm, Indrawati Gauba Aug 2010

A Reconfigurable Pattern Matching Hardware Implementation Using On-Chip Ram-Based Fsm, Indrawati Gauba

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

The use of synthesizable reconfigurable IP cores has increasingly become a trend in System on Chip (SOC) designs. Such domain-special cores are being used for their flexibility and powerful functionality. The market introduction of multi-featured platform FPGAs equipped with on-chip memory and embedded processor blocks has further extended the possibility of utilizing dynamic reconfiguration to improve overall system adaptability to meet varying product requirements. A dynamically reconfigurable Finite State Machine (FSM) can be implemented using on-chip memory and an embedded processor. Since FSMs are the vital part of sequential hardware designs, the reconfiguration can be achieved in all designs containing ...