Electromagnetic Eavesdropping Over USB Cables – Crazy!We saw this post a couple days ago over at Engadget and I’ve been meaning to write about it.Â Apparently there is new technology which allows you to eavesdrop through USB cables, Ethernet cables and the like.
The idea is using electromagnetic radiation shot off by USB cables to decrypt the information flowing over them to crack your security and privacy.Â The crew at Security and Cryptography Lab at Switzerland’s EPFL have managed to eavesdrop wired keyboards and track keystrokes made by the user. What gets really crazy, is the electromagnetic eavesdropping, or cracking, can be administered up to 65 feet away.Â It’s clear that no one is safe. I guess this puts a whole new spin on shielded cables. Source:Â Engadget.