Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Air Gap exploit

  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    669
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts

    Air Gap exploit

    This, folks, approaches the bizarre. Jeeze.

    http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=18122

  2. #2
    Silver Lounger wavy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    2,408
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 150 Times in 139 Posts

    Cool

    Interesting! But note these are 'prehacked' machines, the horse has already left the barn.
    David

    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

  3. #3
    WS Lounge VIP
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    8,333
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 1,009 Times in 938 Posts
    That requires you install software on both computers so Rule 1 of computer security has been breached. (Rule 1: if a bad guy has physical access to your computer it's no longer your computer.)

    cheers, Paul

  4. #4
    WS Lounge VIP mrjimphelps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,470
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 410 Times in 382 Posts
    When your scanner lid is up, it's possible for someone to do an air gap hack:
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archiv...g_air_gap.html

  5. #5
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    669
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
    I can see such a situation when the computers are made by rogue companies like Lenovo and the site only uses Lenovo computers based on contract. This is not so outside the realm of possibilities folks.

  6. #6
    WS Lounge VIP mrjimphelps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,470
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 410 Times in 382 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Interesting! But note these are 'prehacked' machines, the horse has already left the barn.
    The NSA intercepts shipments of new equipment and prehacks them, and then sends them on to their destination:
    https://www.schneier.com/blog/archiv...shipping_.html

  7. #7
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    669
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
    Indeed that's been proven true too mrjimphelps.

  8. #8
    Super Moderator jwitalka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    6,837
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked 808 Times in 723 Posts
    And they're all manufactured in Roswell New Mexico. If I were you guys, I'd disconnect my PC and never use it again......

    Jerry

  9. #9
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    669
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
    lol; the story'x premise is that you have multiple PCs near each other. Not my problem. just sharing the story.

  10. #10
    WS Lounge VIP mrjimphelps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,470
    Thanks
    458
    Thanked 410 Times in 382 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    And they're all manufactured in Roswell New Mexico. If I were you guys, I'd disconnect my PC and never use it again......

    Jerry
    I did disconnect my PC. But wait, how am I reading this?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •