Exfiltration of information from air-gapped machines using monitor's LED indicator

Vitali Sepetnitsky, Mordechai Guri, Yuval Elovici

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Abstract

In this paper we present a new approach for data exfiltration by leaking data from monitor's LED to Smartphone's camera. The new approach may be used by attackers to leak valuable information from the organization as part of an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). The proof of concept that was developed is described in the paper followed by a description of an experiment that demonstrates that practically people are not aware of the attack. We propose ways that will facilitate the detection of such threats and some possible countermeasures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages264-267
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963645
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Dec 2014
Event2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Sep 201426 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Joint Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, JISIC 2014
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period24/09/1426/09/14

Keywords

  • bridging the air gap
  • exfiltrate information
  • monitor's LED indicator

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