Air Gap

Air-Gap Research Page

By Dr. Mordechai Guri
Cyber-Security Research Center
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
email: gurim@post.bgu.ac.il (linkedin)

 

ODINI (Magnetic)

ODINI : Escaping Sensitive Data from Faraday-Caged, Air-Gapped Computers via
Magnetic Fields“, Mordechai Guri, Boris Zadov, Andrey Daidakulov, Yuval Elovici

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h07iXD-aSCA

 

MAGNETO (Magnetic)

MAGNETO: Covert Channel between Air-Gapped Systems and Nearby Smartphones via CPU-Generated Magnetic Fields“, Mordechai Guri, Andrey Daidakulov, Yuval Elovici

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz8E5n1Tzlo

 

AirHopper (Electromagnetic)

Mordechai Guri, Gabi Kedma, Assaf Kachlon, and Yuval Elovici. “AirHopper: Bridging the air-gap between isolated networks and mobile phones using radio frequencies.” In Malicious and Unwanted Software: The Americas (MALWARE), 2014 9th International Conference on, pp. 58-67. IEEE, 2014.

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6999418/

Guri, Mordechai, Matan Monitz, and Yuval Elovici. “Bridging the Air Gap between Isolated Networks and Mobile Phones in a Practical Cyber-Attack.” ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) 8, no. 4 (2017): 50.

https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2870641

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OzTWiGl1rM&t=20s

 

BitWhisper (Thermal)

Mordechai Guri, Matan Monitz, Yisroel Mirski, and Yuval Elovici. “Bitwhisper: Covert signaling channel between air-gapped computers using thermal manipulations.” In Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF), 2015 IEEE 28th, pp. 276-289. IEEE, 2015.

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7243739/

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWRk51oB-1Y&t=15s

 

GSMem (Electromagnetic)

Mordechai Guri, Assaf Kachlon, Ofer Hasson, Gabi Kedma, Yisroel Mirsky, and Yuval Elovici. “GSMem: Data exfiltration from air-gapped computers over gsm frequencies.” In 24th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 15), pp. 849-864. 2015.

https://www.usenix.org/node/190937

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RChj7Mg3rC4

 

DiskFiltration (Acoustic)

Mordechai Guri,Yosef Solewicz, Andrey Daidakulov, Yuval Elovici. Acoustic Data Exfiltration from Speakerless Air-Gapped Computers via Covert Hard-Drive Noise (‘DiskFiltration’)”. European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2017) pp 98-115

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-66399-9_6

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7lQXmSLiP8

 

 

USBee (Electromagnetic)

Mordechai Guri, Matan Monitz, and Yuval Elovici. “USBee: Air-Gap Covert-Channel via Electromagnetic Emission from USB.” Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 2016 14th Annual Conference on

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7906972/

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E28V1t-k8Hk

 

 

LED-it-GO (Optical)

Mordechai Guri, Boris Zadov, Yuval Elovici. “LED-it-GO: Leaking (A Lot of) Data from Air-Gapped Computers via the (Small) Hard Drive LED“. Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment – 14th International Conference, DIMVA 2017: 161-184

https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/led-it-go-leaking-a-lot-of-data-from-air-gapped-computers-via-th/12476142

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vIu8ld68fc

 

Fansmitter (Acoustic)

Mordechai Guri, Yosef Solewicz, Andrey Daidakulov, and Yuval Elovici. “Fansmitter: Acoustic Data Exfiltration from (Speakerless) Air-Gapped Computers.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1606.05915 (2016).

https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.05915

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2_sZIfZkDQ

 

aIR-Jumper (Optical, Infrared)

aIR-Jumper: Covert Air-Gap Exfiltration/Infiltration via Security Cameras & Infrared (IR)” Mordechai Guri, Dima Bykhovsky‏, Yuval Elovici

Paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1709.05742

Video (infiltration): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auoYKSzdOj4

Video (exfiltration): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om5fNqKjj2M

 

xLED (Optical)

Mordechai Guri, Boris Zadov, Andrey Daidakulov, Yuval Elovici. “xLED: Covert Data Exfiltration from Air-Gapped Networks via Router LEDs”

Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.01140

Demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSNt4h7EDKo

 

VisiSploit (Optical)

Mordechai Guri, Ofer Hasson, Gabi Kedma, and Yuval Elovici. “An optical covert-channel to leak data through an air-gap.” In Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 2016 14th Annual Conference on, pp. 642-649. IEEE, 2016.

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7906933/

Mordechai Guri, Ofer Hasson, Gabi Kedma, and Yuval Elovici. “VisiSploit: An Optical Covert-Channel to Leak Data through an Air-Gap.” arXiv preprint arXiv:1607.03946 (2016).