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Hack steals keystrokes from millions of wireless keyboards

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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 09:59 AM
Listen up!!! Certain wireless mice and keyboards can make your computer less fact open up your data to malicious keyloggers.
I know I checked if my mouse/keyboard was on the embedded list.

I guess the next time I need to replace the mouse/keyboard, I'll have to spend a little more to get a better secured connection?

The exploit works because cheap wireless keyboards and mice use a proprietary radio signal standard — not WiFi or Bluetooth. Every wireless tech has security flaws, but WiFi, for example, has been tested and verified by countless organizations and researchers. You can get in, but it’s a lot tougher.

Those tiny USB dongles that transmit and receive radio signals are especially concerning because hackers can use them to compromise so-called “airgapped” networks, or those that don’t have an internet connection.

posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:03 AM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Thank you for this great information. With all the wireless devices our security is scary. Now the mice too! People will find a hack for anything. Thanks DTOM!

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