Rayzone Group is an Israeli defense technology firm, that has invented a new gadget. A rather frightening gadget. This gadget is a small box, whose whole purpose is to steal your information. And it does so easily.
It’s already a well known security risk to jump on public WiFi networks, but what if you’re not on a Wi-Fi network? There shouldn’t be any worry, right? That’s not the case anymore. This small box, doesn’t need you to be logged on to a network, it only needs you to have your WiFi turned on.
What’s at risk? Everything. Your emails, social media passwords, even Dropbox folder contents, lists, location history, basically everything within your phone, all without the user ever knowing that their information has been pillaged.
The source material states that the box works with a number of platforms, and specifically names iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Whether BlackBerry or Windows Phones are at risk are unknown, and Rayzone isn’t answering. The screenshot, included below, shows plenty of iOS devices being harvested.
Rayzone states they only offer their services to governments and intelligence agencies. And yet I’m not so sure that should make any of us feel any safer. Will you be adding one more task to your morning routine before you leave your home for work? I am. My WiFi will surely be turned off from now on.
Source: International Business Times