Friday, December 7th 2007

New Report Reveals Wireless Keyboard Security Vulnerabilities

A new white-paper published by Remote Exploit highlights how it is possible to remotely intercept signals from wireless peripherals such as keyboards. The security hack works only against keyboards using radio technology operating on a radio frequency of 27Mhz, which was previously thought to be secure from most casual attacks. The white-paper demonstrates how it is possible to use a simple radio receiver, a sound card, and some basic PC software to intercept these signals and reveal what users have been typing. While Bluetooth is safe from this vulnerability, companies such as Microsoft and Logitech still continue to use the tradition radio technology.Source: Bit-Tech
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6 Comments on New Report Reveals Wireless Keyboard Security Vulnerabilities

#1
Spunky
Oh no! My kiddie porn and foot fetish video obsessions have come to light because of my keyboard! Damn you Logitech, damn you!
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#2
AphexDreamer
by: Spunky
Oh no! My kiddie porn and foot fetish video obsessions have come to light because of my keyboard! Damn you Logitech, damn you!
Yeah man, I feel for ya.:shadedshu
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#3
mcloughj
heh. seeing as my keyboard won't work more than two feet away from the receiver i doubt that this will be a problem!
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#4
hacker111
Theres already a newer and better model out...
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#5
peach1971
by: mcloughj
heh. seeing as my keyboard won't work more than two feet away from the receiver i doubt that this will be a problem!
Just a matter of the receiver sensitivity. ;)
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#6
Jimmy 2004
What about Logitech's keyboard encryption? Does that help?
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