Academics steal data from air-gapped systems using PC fan vibrations

Academics from an Israeli university have proven the feasibility of using fans installed inside a computer to create controlled vibrations that can be used to steal data from air-gapped systems.

The technique, codenamed AiR-ViBeR, is the latest in a long list of wacky data exfiltration techniques devised by Mordechai Guri, the head of R&D at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

For the past half-decade, Guri has been researching methods of sending data from air-gapped computers to the outside world without being detected.

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Source: ZDNet