Hard Disks As Microphones: The Newest Privacy Intrusion Vector

via the inimitable Thomas Claburn, writing at El Reg and detailing the latest privacy intrusion vector: Physical Hard Disk Drives (HDD) (not applicable to SSD’s). Just astonishing. H/T

“Our research demonstrates that the mechanical components in magnetic hard disk drives behave as microphones with sufficient precision to extract and parse human speech,” their paper, obtained by The Register ahead of its formal publication, stated. “These un-intentional microphones sense speech with high enough fidelity for the Shazam service to recognize a song recorded through the hard drive.” – via Thomas Claburn, writing at El Reg

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2019/3/12/hard-disks-as-microphones-the-newest-privacy-intrusion-vector