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Submitted by Cyber Labs on Mon, 13/03/2017 - 14:22

BGU Researchers Have Developed a Platform to Protect Users from Cyber-Attacks Launched Through Videos or Pictures

As WikiLeaks allegedly revealed thousands of pages about US Intelligence agencies’ cyber-espionage capabilities, and as hackers continue to broaden their avenues of attack, one of the vulnerabilities revealed was smart TVs. However, Prof. Ofer Hadar (pictured left), Chair of BGU's Department of Communication Systems Engineering warns that the threat is actually much greater. 

“Any video or picture downloaded or streamed by a user is a potential vehicle for a cyber-attack. What’s more, hackers like videos and pictures because they bypass the regular data transfer systems of even secure systems and there is a lot of space to implant malicious code,” says Hadar. 

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Submitted by Cyber Labs on Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:52

Cameras can Steal Data from Computer Hard Drive LED Lights

Researchers at BGU's Cyber Security Research Center have demonstrated that data can be stolen from an isolated "air-gapped" computer's hard drive reading the pulses of light on the LED drive using various types of cameras and light sensors.

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Submitted by Cyber Labs on Sun, 05/02/2017 - 11:00

Global entities come shopping for Israeli cybersecurity

At Tel Aviv confab, prime minister announces new National Center for Cyber Education to keep Israel's young generations at the top of the cyber game.

As computer devices and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity continue to break new boundaries and create changes to our lifestyle, new cybersecurity technologies to defend our tech-savvy lives are crucial.

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Submitted by Cyber Labs on Sun, 05/02/2017 - 10:57

NTU Singapore and Ben-Gurion University Ink Partnership to Combat Advanced Cyber Threats

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) are collaborating to find innovative ways to counter cyber threats.

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Submitted by Cyber Labs on Sun, 05/02/2017 - 10:50

First of its kind Cyber Cooperation Agreement signed between BGU and NTU

During the Cybertech Singapore conference, the Israeli Ben-Gurion University and the Singaporean Nanyang Technological University signed an extensive cooperation agreement which will focus on cyber issues

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Submitted by Cyber Labs on Sun, 22/01/2017 - 11:44

New Smartwatch Application for Accurate Signature Verification Developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Tel Aviv University Researchers

An innovative, new system that uses smartwatch devices and software to verify handwritten signatures and detect even the most skilled forgeries has been developed by BGU and TAU researchers. 

Submitted by Mordechai Guri on Tue, 16/08/2016 - 08:49

DiskFiltration: Data Exfiltration from Speakerless Air-Gapped Computers via Covert Hard Drive Noise

DiskFiltration: Data Exfiltration from Speakerless Air-Gapped Computers via Covert Hard Drive Noise. By Security Researcher Mordechai Guri and Yosef Solewicz, Andrey Daidakulov and Yuval Elovici

Link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.03431

Submitted by Mordechai Guri on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 23:45

Fansmitter: Acoustic Data Exfiltration from (Speakerless) Air-Gapped Computers

Because computers may contain or interact with sensitive information, they are often air-gapped and in this way kept isolated and disconnected from the Internet. In recent years the ability of malware to communicate over an air-gap by transmitting sonic and ultrasonic signals from a computer speaker to a nearby receiver has been shown. In order to eliminate such acoustic channels, current best practice recommends the elimination of speakers (internal or external) in secure computers, thereby creating a so-called 'audio-gap'.

Submitted by Cyber Security ... on Mon, 23/03/2015 - 14:31

BitWhisper: The Heat is on the Air-Gap

UPDATE 30 Mar 2015: A draft of the research paper is available for download here

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