An attacker with physical access to the device can extract the binary that checks for the hardware key and reverse engineer it, which could be used to create a physical duplicate of a valid hardware key. The hardware key allows access to special settings when inserted.
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Missing Protection Against Hardware Reverse Engineering Using Integrated Circuit (IC) Imaging Techniques