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Boffins: Mixed-signal silicon can SCREAM your secrets to all

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: Not Unexpected

Someone with a reciever and fancy gear within a few metres of you, though, isn't in most people's threat models, fortunately.

Yeah, because no one ever uses a smartphone in a hotel lobby, or conference room, or coffeeshop...

The "receiver and fancy gear" aren't particularly difficult to disguise. There was an excellent paper on this in CACM, with photos, a few years ago.

These attacks typically require recording a large number of traces when operating in a noisy environment, but those are often easy to trigger. Attacks in that CACM piece used encrypted email and Javascript triggers, for example.

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