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Researchers from School of Computing Science Describe Findings in Electromagnetic Research (Experimental Demonstration of Electromagnetic Information...

September 10, 2014



Researchers from School of Computing Science Describe Findings in Electromagnetic Research (Experimental Demonstration of Electromagnetic Information Leakage From Modern Processor-Memory Systems)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Electromagnetic Research. According to news reporting out of Atlanta, Georgia, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "This paper shows that electromagnetic (EM) information leakage from modern laptops and desktops (with no peripherals attached) is indeed possible and is relatively easy to achieve."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the School of Computing Science, "The experiments are performed on three laptop systems and one desktop system with different processors (Intel Centrino, Core 2, Core i7, and AMD Turion), and show that both active (program deliberately tries to cause emanations at a particular frequency) and passive (emanations at different frequencies happen as a result of system activity) EM side-channel attacks are possible on all the systems we tested. Furthermore, this paper shows that EM information leakage can reliably be received at distances that vary from tens of centimeters to several meters including the signals that have propagated through cubicle or structural walls."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, this paper shows how activity levels and data values used in accessing different parts of the memory subsystem (off-chip memory and each level of on-chip caches) affect the transmission distance."

For more information on this research see: Experimental Demonstration of Electromagnetic Information Leakage From Modern Processor-Memory Systems. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 2014;56(4):885-893. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=15)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Zajic, Georgia Inst Technol, Sch Comp Sci, Atlanta, GA 30332, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Atlanta, Georgia, United States, North and Central America, Electromagnetic Research

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