Your privacy is in danger! Even through your Headphones someone can Spy on you. How? By converting these into a Covert Listening Device!
Israeli Researchers from Ben Gurion University has developed a special type of code which can convert any headphones into Secret Listening Device.
Millions of people across the globe are using headphones everywhere in their daily life. From the time of going to their office using bus or tube to the time when they are going to have a sleep at night.
Headphones/ Earbuds have become a very essential gadget for us, from talking in noisy surrounding to listening soft music in private.
But when this kind of news broke that Headphones can also be hijacked for spying, it makes us really insecure.
It comes as a shock to everyone among us who still believes how much harmful an innocent Listening Device could be?
That’s exactly my reaction was when I got the news for the first time that, my simple earbuds can be turned into a spying device. Through which my every offline conversations can be captured.
So let’s find out, what is it actually? Termed As Speake(a)r, it’s a piece of source code developed by a group of Israeli Researchers.
This Code actually uses our Headphones to capture the vibrations from air, then convert those into Electromagnetic signals to capture audio.
You must be thinking, how will it be if you disconnect the microphone. There will be no chance of any kind of voice capture. Right?
Wrong, using this code your Headphones can be turned into a spying device, which can be used to capture your voice secretly.
If you give a search on YouTube you will get many hacks to turn your headphones into a Listening device. Irrespective of your OS, Windows/ Mac Malware s can turn your Output Jack into an Input.
Speake(a)r is the real life proof that it’s not just an idea, it has been proved. I know it’s a matter of worry, but don’t worry too much if you are not an evil doer.
I know, it shouldn’t be the answered like this in a lighter note, as it’s about your privacy.
But be informed about this is not a small thing that your earbuds are not so safe nowadays. Anyone can spy on you via your Headphones. So, be cautious!
Source: The Next Web