Warning! Your Headphones can also Spy on You
Warning! Now your headphones can spy on you.
But now this is not enough to keep your privacy on safe side.
A group of Israel researchers have took the users privacy one step further. This group have developed a malware that converts your headphones into makeshift microphones that can slyly record your conversations.
Yeah..! you read right, Hackers can also hack your headphones to spy on you.
Mordechai Guri, the research lead of Ben Gurion’s Cyber Security said- "People don't have thought about this privacy vulnerability". “Even if you remove your computer’s microphone, if you use headphones you can be recorded".
Gurion malware tweaks RealTek audio codec chips to silently “retask” the computer’s output channel as an input channel, allowing the malware to record audio even when the headphones remain connected into an output-only jack and don’t even have a microphone channel on their plug.
ReakTek is the most common chips that are found in most of the devices and the malware code can attack any system, Windows or MacOS.