Lab instruments are important tools throughout the research. But I never thought that they might be leaking valuable information through sound. A team at the University of California recorded the sounds of common lab instruments and then reconstructed what a researcher was doing with that instrument. I never thought about the noise the machines were making, for me the noise always faded to the background and I no longer pay attention to machines unless it beeps. So, I am interested in a new generation of machines that take into account these security issues in their design.
Links to published paper and new's article below:
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases ... 022219.php
https://www.ndss-symposium.org/wp-conte ... _paper.pdf