Can you call the software in your device firmware?

Md Hassan, Konstantinos Markantonakis, Raja Akram

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In addition to storing a plethora of code and functionality, devices also possess a certain set of data and commands, known as firmware. The ability of devices to perform specific tasks relies on the firmware. In order to understand the scope of firmware we conducted a qualitative analysis of its properties, functionalities and security. We examined the use of the terminology over a period of years and found that “firmware” is used in numerous situations in a range of contexts. In this paper, we propose a taxonomy of firmware to classify the field and understand it better.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicatione-Business Engineering (ICEBE), 2016 IEEE 13th International Conference on
Place of PublicationMacau, China
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6119-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6120-4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2017
EventThe 13th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2016) - Macau, China
Duration: 4 Nov 20166 Nov 2016


ConferenceThe 13th IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2016)

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