Air-gapping is no protection from drone-wielding hackers
23Feb

Cyber security researchers have shown how the innocent LEDs on a hard drive can be hacked ...

With talented hackers able to break into just about any device that’s connected to the internet, from a computer to a car, the easiest way to keep sensitive data safe might just be to cut the cord completely. Keeping an “air gap” between a hard drive and other devices should force any would-be thief to physically go to the machine, but cyber security researchers have shown that hackers could hijack the innocent flashing LED on the outside of a computer, and use it to beam a steady stream of data to a waiting drone.

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