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USBee makes USB devices transmit data from air-gapped computers

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Aug 30, 2016.

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    After devising ways of exfiltrating data from air-gapped computers via mobile phones, using radio frequencies, heat, rogue software that transmits electromagnetic signals at cellular frequencies, hard drive noise and fan noise, researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Cyber Security Research Center have now demonstrated that USB devices can be turned into a short-range RF transmitter via their USBee malware. Unlike COTTONMOUTH, NSA’s USB hardware implant that allows attackers to infiltrate air-gapped systems, load … More →

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