[FoRK] On the Feasibility of Side-Channel Attacks with Brain-Computer Interfaces

Bill Kearney wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 19 17:58:38 PDT 2012


I can see it now, a malware game embeds a sequence of questions designed 
to expose critical private info.  Then collects the results.  Talk about 
the ultimate subliminal message hack.  Flash a picture of "tell me your 
PIN" and extract it from the brainwaves.

On 8/19/2012 8:41 PM, Noon Silk wrote:
> Awesome.
>
> "
> Brain computer interfaces (BCI) are becoming increasingly popular in
> the gaming and entertainment industries. Consumer-grade BCI devices
> are available for a few hundred dollars and are used in a variety of
> applications, such as video games, hands-free keyboards, or as an
> assistant in relaxation training. There are application stores similar
> to the ones used for smart phones, where application developers have
> access to an API to collect data from the BCI devices.


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