How someone can spy on you by hacking your computer screen

Posted on Sep 5 2016 - 12:57am by TekGuru

Image result for hacking computer monitorHow to Hack Computer Monitors?

According to the researchers, an attacker first needs to gain physical access to the monitor’s USB or HDMI port which would then help the attacker access the firmware of the display. The duo said they discovered the hack by reverse-engineering a Dell U2410 monitor, though it was not an easy process, as it took over two years. In the process, the pair found out that Dell had not implemented any security measures with regard to the process to update the display controller’s firmware, which allowed for this hack. This means that anyone with malicious intent and access to the monitor’s USB or HDMI port would be able to hijack monitor — which involves injecting malicious firmware with the help of a drive-by attack — as well as manipulate the on-screen pixels.

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