Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 6 May 2020.
That's it, i'm unplugging my pc next time i'm gaming.
I suspect if thieves get close enough to my PC to do this, they will just make off with it.
See also PowerHammer from a few years ago, and several similar power-line based (and fan noise, and VGA cable antenna leakge, and flashing the CAPS-LOCK key, etc) side channel data leakage techniques demonstrated over the last several decades. See TEMPEST for mitigation techniques, many of which predate computers.
Haha, I already have a built a PC that protects against this attack! My fanless, moving part free Streacom PC can now the advertise as air gap hacker proof.
Coil whine: modulates with PSU load in the same way fan speed does. Range is lower due to the higher frequency, but the faster response means a higher bitrate.
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