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How your screen’s brightness could be leaking data from your air-gapped computer

It may not be the most efficient way to steal data from an organisation, let alone the most practical, but researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have once again detailed an imaginative way to exfiltrate information from an air-gapped computer.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #137: Porn trolling lawyers, Insta hacking, and Ctrl-Alt-LED

Erection your honour! Lawyers find themselves behind bars after they make porn movies in an attempt to scam internet users, boffins in Israel detail a way to steal data from an air-gapped computer, and Instagram coughs up $30,000 after a researcher finds a simple way to hack into anybody’s account.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast.

How malware can steal data from an airgapped computer using FM radio waves

How can hackers exfiltrate data from computers which have no connection with the outside world?

Israeli researchers demonstrate how they can hide data in radio emissions surreptitiously broadcast via a computer’s video display unit, picking up the signals on nearby mobile phones.

How malware could steal sensitive data from an air-gapped computer – via high frequency sound

German researchers say they have found a way to transmit data from infected computers, when they aren’t connected to any other devices or networks.