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Malware turns PCs into eavesdropping devices | ScienceDaily

Malware turns PCs into eavesdropping devices | ScienceDaily

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have demonstrated malware that can turn computers into perpetual eavesdropping devices, even without a microphone.

In the new paper, “SPEAKE(a)R: Turn Speakers to Microphones for Fun and Profit,” the researchers explain and demonstrate how most PCs and laptops today are susceptible to this type of attack. Using SPEAKE(a)R, malware that can covertly transform headphones into a pair of microphones, they show how commonly used technology can be exploited.

Source: Malware turns PCs into eavesdropping devices — ScienceDaily