eckbox 0.9.4

Eckbox is software designed to aid in a specific type of security testing against a spying attack known as van Eck Phreaking or
Eckbox is software designed to aid in a specific type of security testing against a spying attack known as van Eck Phreaking or TEMPEST. It involves picking up radiation leaking from an electronic device, such as a monitor, and interpreting the signal to recreate the data contained in the device. This can be thought of as a sort of shoulder-surfing. Eckbox is the first and only open-source software designed that helps to test against this kind of attack.

Eckbox is covered by the GPL, which means you can do pretty much whatever the hell you want with it. But it's still in early but advanced development, so feel free to contribute with code, ideas, designs, advice, and nonthreatening e-mails.

Eckbox is a program that interprets information input from a van Eck Phreaking device (see hardware page), to find out what image is displayed on a target monitor remotely. Think a cross between a wiretap and shoulder surfing. This is so that you, the security phreak, can find out what works best to keep this attack from being used on you. If you want more info on van Eck Phreaking, I suggest whatis.com, because I don't feel like reiterating everything they've already said.

If you're not a security freak, especially one who uses StegFS and no less than 4096 bit encryption on all your files, eckbox will be useless to you. Eckbox is designed with the security freak in mind, because there is a small risk that even with the latest version of gpg encrypting your message with 4096 bits of randomness, someone could come along and basically shoulder surf (although van Eck Phreaking is somewhat more sophisticated than that) to find out whatever was in the encrypted message. That is where Eckbox comes in.

last updated on:
July 8th, 2006, 8:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
homepage:
eckbox.sourceforge.net
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Nick Ruper
category:
ROOT \ System \ Monitoring
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