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The researchers managed to use SPEAKE(a)R to retask a computer’s outputs to inputs, then to record audio when the headphones were in the output-only jack.Then, the team recorded audio playing 20 feet across a room, as you can see in their You Tube demonstration: The researchers also compressed the recording and sent it over the internet, as a hacker would.You'll also need a 3.5" tweeter speaker and an electret microphone, which you can find at Radio Shack.A low-noise amplifier circuit adds 40d B, and can be put into "boost mode" to pick up even more.• February 24, 2016 PM @keiner: That's what Krebs meant by "serious networking expertise".

The audio chipsets in modern motherboards and sound cards include an option for changing the function of an audio port with software - a type of audio-port programming referred to as jack retasking or jack remapping.

Want to find out if your neighbors are talking about you?

You could always hack their webcam or turn your i Phone into a secret spy camera, but unless you have a key to their house, that could be tricky to do without getting caught.

In this scenario, an eavesdropper doesn’t even need to get at your earbuds: they can switch your output port into an input port and record you even without a mic attached to the PC.

The vulnerability – called “jack retasking”- was reported by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Cyber Security Research Center. In a paper (PDF), they note that the reprogramming option is available on audio chipsets from Realtek, which are embedded in a wide range of modern PC motherboards.

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