[LINK] Academics turn RAM into Wi-Fi cards to steal data from stand-alone IT systems
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Dec 19 09:23:45 AEDT 2020
On 16/12/20 9:11 pm, Stephen Loosley wrote:
> Academics turn RAM into Wi-Fi cards to steal data from air-gapped systems ...
TEMPEST* was something spooks whispered about in the cold war, but has
been public knowledge for decades.
There are well known ways to shield equipment, ranging from carefully
designed metal cases on equipment, to everyone working in a room which
looks like a walk-in fridge.
* TEMPEST supposedly stands for "Telecommunications Electronics
Materials Protected from Emanating Spurious Transmissions", but may be a
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