Seen it All? New Study Says Hackers Use Sound from Computer’s Fan to Steal Data

Over the last two years, security researchers in Israel have been able to steal data from air-gapped computers. These types of computers are seldom, if ever, connected to the Internet or other networked computers. These types of machines are often prized by hackers from all over the world, as it makes it difficult to steal the data from within.
Mordechai Guri, a manager from the Cyber Security Research Center, located at Ben-Gurion University, along with his colleagues, have already designed three attacks that can make use of various methods to extract data from these air-gapped machines. Such methods involve using radio waves, electromagnetic waves, as well as the GSM network, and finally the use of the heat emitted from the computers.




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Kyle James Lee

Kyle James Lee is the Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. He studied in college for Media Arts & Game Development. Skills include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Web Design, and Video Production.