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  1.    20 Jun 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Wow up 1000 bits/sec = 0.125 KB/s (or 1 KB/S if you have 8 LEDS). Hackers would die of old age before they had uploaded anything serious - LOL.
    Hey, don't worry. Captain Kirk is in charge, your router is safe.Beam me up Scottie.
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  2.    20 Jun 2017 #12
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    I can turn off the lights on mine but no one can see it but me.
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  3.    20 Jun 2017 #13
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 PRO 64Bit

    My Netgear router allows me to turn them off so I can sleep in the dark and not worry what they are trying to say.
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  4.    20 Jun 2017 #14
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
    Posts : 16,959
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Wow, that's interesting. I just decoded my blinks and it just keeps saying "all your base are belong to us" over and over again?

    Well, this is more proof of concept then anything. No, it's definitely not a practical way to steal data and has limitations, but you have to admit it's creative/curious avenue of attack that was tried out & was found to work. There's always someone working on an angle to steal data in various ways & heaven only knows what exploits we don't know about that are actively being used.

    I myself am not worried about my router lights...unless the cat knows how to read binary (I better watch him from now on )
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  5.    20 Jun 2017 #15
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    There are only 10 types of cats, those that know binary and those that don't. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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  6.    20 Jun 2017 #16
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 184
    Windows 10

    Let's not get too excited. This only works when on a compromised router.

    If a router can be compromised, there are much better ways to get the data out.

    This idea is novel, but not practical.
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  7.    21 Jun 2017 #17
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by no1yak View Post
    It's OK, just cover your router in tin foil.
    Tin foil huh
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  8.    22 Jun 2017 #18
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 145
    Win 10 preview 10074

    You need to swap out the LEDs for incandescent bulbs.
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