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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Security Of Your Mobile Phone

‘Wifi Whisperer’ Siphons Your Data in the Creepiest Way Possible

Liz Stinson | June 4, 2016

If you're connected to a wireless network, odds are high that little bits of data are trickling out of your device like water from a leaky faucet. “Our phones leak data in a bunch of different ways,” says artist Kyle McDonald. “Sometimes it’s really insidious or unexpected.”
Recently at Moogfest, a music and technology festival in Durham, N.C., McDonald with the help of fellow artist Surya Mattu created an installation called WiFi Whisperer that called attention to all that data your phone is giving away for free. As festivalgoers walked past the installation, the artwork grabbed insecure data and display it on monitors, while a hidden speaker whispered the stream of data—what networks you’ve recently connected to and websites you’ve visited, for example—like a creepy, demon-voiced Big Brother ...


<more at; related articles and links: (What Is A “Wi-Fi Whisperer”? How Does It Steal Your Data In The Creepiest Way? June 6, 2016) and (Moogfest 2016. May 20, 2016)>  

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