AIR-FI attack turns RAM into a makeshift Wi-Fi signal source

Experts from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University have demonstrated the AIR-FI attack, which turns RAM into Wi-Fi. In fact, this is a new method of extracting data from machines that are physically isolated from any networks and potentially dangerous peripherals. Such computers are often found in government systems and corporate networks, they store secret documents, as well as classified and confidential information. This time, the researchers proposed turning the RAM into an impromptu wireless emitter for transmitting data “over the air.” Since Wi-Fi is radio waves, which is very close to electromagnetic waves, the researchers write that, in theory, a hacker can manipulate the RAM power to generate electromagnetic waves with a frequency corresponding to the frequency of the Wi-Fi signal (2.4 …

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