Speakers Become Latest Threat to Your Digital Security

Hackers will try anything to gain access to your personal details and data in an attempt to profit from them. Any device attached to your PC should be viewed as a threat, and that now includes your speakers.

As Engadget reports, a team of researchers at Ben Gurion University in Israel created a proof-of-concept software hack that turns your computer speakers into a microphone. In so doing, a user is completely oblivious to the fact they are being listened to and possibly recorded. It also works with any headphones or earphones plugged into a PC.

Here’s the software in action:

[pcmag] [engadget]