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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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Apocalypse Now: experts presented a new type of cyber-biological attack

On Monday, November 30, specialists from the Ben-Gurion University of Negev (Israel) presented a new type of cyber-biological attack that can bring biological warfare to a new level. he attack, presented by the researchers, allows biotechnologists working with DNA to inadvertently create dangerous viruses and toxins. The researchers described how an attacker can spoof DNA sequencing chains using malware on a biotechnologist’s computer. In particular, vulnerabilities in the Screening Guidelines for Suppliers of Synthetic Double-stranded DNA and Harmonized Screening Protocol 2.0 allow “to bypass the protocols using a common obfuscation procedure.” According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, specific screening protocols must be followed to identify potentially harmful DNA when sequencing genes during DNA sequencing. However, the …

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