Back-channel attacks, where attackers send information using unusual and hard to spot communication channels, are not new. However, I think they’re cool, if not a bit impractical. In this video, I cover the Fansmitter research from an Israeli University’s Cyber Security team. I don’t think this type of attack will affect you any time soon, but it’s still a fascinating idea.
(Episode Runtime: 4:14
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i62FCE0ydWA
- Computer fans used to break an air gap – Wired
- Researchers’ whitepaper on the Fansmitter attack – Wired