Compromising Emanations (CE) are defined as unintentional signals which an attacker may intercept and analyze to disclose the information processed by the targeted equipment. Commercial mobile devices and retransmission devices have displays, buttons, microchips, and radios that emit mechanical emissions in the form of sound or vibrations. Capturing these emissions can help an adversary understand what the device is doing.
Proximal access to the device.
Attacker Skills or Knowledge Required
Skill or Knowledge Level: High
Solutions and Mitigations
None are known.
Read application data
Capture vibrations/emissions from the handset or retransmission device display screen to recreat display information from a distance.
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July 31, 2017
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