Scientist-developed malware covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound

Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.

Hacktivism
Scientist-developed malware covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound
Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.

by Dan Goodin - Dec 2, 2013 7:29 pm UTC

Hacking
National Security

106
Enlarge / Topology of a covert mesh network that connects air-gapped computers to the Internet.
Hanspach and Goetz

Computer scientists have developed a malware prototype that uses inaudible audio signals to communicate, a capability that allows the malware to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection.

The proof-of-concept software—or malicious trojans that adopt the same high-frequency communication methods—could prove especially adept in penetrating highly sensitive environments that routinely place an "air gap" between computers and the outside world. Using nothing more than the built-in microphones and speakers of standard computers, the researchers were able to transmit passwords and other small amounts of data from distances of almost 65 feet. The software can transfer data at much greater distances by employing an acoustical mesh network made up of attacker-controlled devices that repeat the audio signals.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/12/scientist-developed-malware-covertly-jumps-air-gaps-using-inaudible-sound/

Comment

You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

"Destroying the New World Order"

Latest Activity

oldranger_68 favorited Chris of the family Masters's discussion A VERY SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE PATRIOT MOVEMENT: Donald Trump is NOT who we thought he was
1 hour ago
oldranger_68 favorited Diana's photo
1 hour ago
oldranger_68 favorited Diana's photo
1 hour ago
oldranger_68 favorited Burbia's photo
1 hour ago
oldranger_68 favorited Burbia's photo
1 hour ago
oldranger_68 favorited Burbia's photo
1 hour ago
oldranger_68 replied to Chris of the family Masters's discussion A VERY SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE PATRIOT MOVEMENT: Donald Trump is NOT who we thought he was
"I'm not a Christian, but is Trump the Anti-Christ the 'End Times' franchise has been…"
1 hour ago
Less Prone favorited Sweettina2's blog post Finnish Court Rules Sex With Children Is ‘Permitted’
2 hours ago
Diana commented on Sweettina2's blog post Finnish Court Rules Sex With Children Is ‘Permitted’
""Finland’s Supreme Court has ruled that sex with children as young as 10 is not…"
2 hours ago
Diana posted photos
2 hours ago
Diana favorited Chris of the family Masters's photo
2 hours ago
Diana replied to Diana's discussion LGBT horrors: Lesbians stab innocent nine-year-old son to death after trying to make him “transgender” by cutting off his genitals at home
""Ghastly new details have emerged about the tragic case of the Brazilian boy who was…"
2 hours ago
Less Prone commented on Sweettina2's blog post Finnish Court Rules Sex With Children Is ‘Permitted’
"This is real and very sad but not a surprise at…"
3 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on Sweettina2's blog post Finnish Court Rules Sex With Children Is ‘Permitted’
"Good post, as it shows a Govt.s evil contempt for the wellbeing of their innocent children, and the…"
4 hours ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan replied to Chris of the family Masters's discussion A VERY SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE PATRIOT MOVEMENT: Donald Trump is NOT who we thought he was
" I sent this into the network team for investigations, I may or may not come back and slam…"
5 hours ago
cheeki kea commented on cheeki kea's photo
Thumbnail

dicey information.

"These memes need to be Banned from the web !, in case false flaggers share them. If  the PM…"
5 hours ago

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted