Friday, July 29, 2016

Remotely Turning Office Equipment into Bugging Devices

You think about securing your laptop, but what about your desk phone, monitor, or printer?

Ang Cui, who heads up Red Balloon Security in New York City, has a particularly innovative way of hacking these devices. Using a piece of malware called “funtenna,” he’s able to make devices transmit data over radio (RF) signals, and then pick them up with an antenna. He’s basically using software to turn this equipment into bugging devices. more
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This is one reason why businesses conduct regularly scheduled bug sweeps (TSCM) of their offices and conference rooms. If you are not plugging these information leaks yet, call me. I'll help you put a protection strategy in place. ~Kevin