Robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to 'spy' on private conversations: NUS study

Robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to 'spy' on private conversations: NUS study

National University Of Singapore, Internet

7/12/2020 9:55:00 AM

Robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to 'spy' on private conversations: NUS study

SINGAPORE: Your robot vacuum cleaner could be picking up private conversations along with the dust and dirt in your home. Computer scientists ...

Computer scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have demonstrated how a common robot vacuum cleaner and its built-in light detection and ranging (Lidar) sensor could be used to"spy" on private conversations, the university said on Monday (Dec 7).

The method, called LidarPhone, repurposes the Lidar sensor that a robot vacuum cleaner normally uses for navigating around a home into a laser-based microphone to eavesdrop on private conversations.AdvertisementHACKERS CAN LEARN CREDIT CARD DETAILS, SENSITIVE INFORMATION

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