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 July 31, 2015  Surveillance

Spying devices are everywhere….

The list of paranoia-inducing threats to your computer’s security grows daily: Keyloggers, trojans, infected USB sticks, ransomware — and now even the rogue falafel sandwich.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Technion Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Eran Tromer of TAU’s Blavatnik School of Computer Science, have developed a new palm-sized device that can wirelessly steal data from a nearby laptop based on the radio waves leaked by its processor’s power use. Their spy bug, built for less than $300, is designed to allow anyone to “listen” to the accidental radio emanations of a computer’s electronics from 19 inches away and derive the user’s secret decryption keys, enabling the attacker to read their encrypted communications.

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