Video on Science Now Features Side-Channel Snooping Research

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Listening to side-channel signals

Georgia Tech researchers Alenka Zajic and Milos Prvulovic use a simple AM/FM radio to pick up side-channel signals from a cell phone. Such unintentional signals could be used to learn what computations are being done by the device.  (Credit: Rob Felt)

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Science Now is published by the National Science Foundation, and this video features research done at Georgia Tech. Alenka Zajic, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Milos Prvulovic, an associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Computer Science, are studying so-called "side channel emissions"--signals that could provide hackers with another way to see what your devices are doing.

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To learn more about Zajic's and Prvulovic's work, visit the Georgia Tech Research Horizons website to view additional video and to read the entire news release.


Last revised August 1, 2017