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Breaching the Air Gap with GSM Frequencies

Another excellent research from the Cyber Security Research Center @ Ben-Gurion University where your humble servant is serving as a CTO. The third one in the series of air-gap hacking breakthroughs where this time Mordechai Guri the lead researcher achieved data leakage via GSM radio frequencies to a dumb feature phone.

What is so earth-shaking about it? The fact feature phones are allowed in secure places since they are considered harmless as they don’t have networking capabilities. Well…, no more.

Here is the excellent coverage on Wired by Kim Zetter and the proof of concept video: