How to Steal Data from Someone’s Computer by Manipulating Screen Brightness

Unlikely to happen you you, but fascinating research for us security nerds…:

  • Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have figured out a way to steal information from an isolated computer not connected to the internet.
  • By taking advantage of small changes in color and brightness on LCD monitors, bad actors could use cameras to “see through” the ordinary screen’s content, revealing vulnerable data.
  • Although this kind of attack would be complicated to pull off, it’s an example of ways that researchers are trying to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

Original article here