Tuesday November 22, 2016

Great. Now Even Your Headphones Can Spy on You

Screw it, just do what I do and pretend that everything is spying on you and you'll be just fine. Well, at least it wont be a surprise when you find out you really are being spied on. big grin

Cautious computer users put a piece of tape over their webcam. Truly paranoid ones worry about their devices’ microphonesآ—some even crack open their computers and phones to disable or remove those audio components so they can’t be hijacked by hackers. Now one group of Israeli researchers has taken that game of spy-versus-spy paranoia a step further, with malware that converts your headphones into makeshift microphones that can slyly record your conversations.