Vol. 1 No. 1 (2015): Proceedings of Botconf 2015
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Air-gap Limitations and Bypass Techniques: “Command and Control” using Smart Electromagnetic Interferences

Chaouki Kasmi
Wireless Security Lab French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI)
José Lopes Esteves
Wireless Security Lab French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI)
Philippe Valembois
Wireless Security Lab French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI)

Published 2016-01-29

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Kasmi, C., Lopes Esteves, J., & Valembois, P. (2016). Air-gap Limitations and Bypass Techniques: “Command and Control” using Smart Electromagnetic Interferences. The Journal on Cybercrime and Digital Investigations, 1(1), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.18464/cybin.v1i1.4

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Air gaps are generally considered to be a very efficient information security protection. However, this technique also showed limitations, involving finding covert channels for bridging the air gap. Interestingly, recent publications have pointed out that a smart use of the intentional electromagnetic interferences introduced new threats for information security. In this paper, an innovative way for remotely communicating with a malware already installed on a computer by involving the induced perturbations is discussed leading to the design of a new air gap bridging covert channel.


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