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Security researchers at a university in Isreal have developed a novel approach to covertly siphoning sensitive data from PCs. At its core, this is yet another malware scheme. But what makes this method somewhat unique is that it is transmits data from a target PC to a nearby smartphone (or other device) through fan vibrations. Say what? Mordechai Guri from the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, outlined the cunning method dubbed 'AiR-ViBeR' in a whitepaper. This is essentially what's known as an air-gap vulnerability. "Air-gap covert channels are special types of covert communication channels that enable attackers to exfiltrate data from isolated, network-less... Read more...