Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Is Your Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Vulnerable to Eavesdropping? Better check...

Some of the computer dongles that come with wireless keyboards and mouses may offer hackers a fairly simple way to remotely access and take over your computer, according to a new report from Internet-of-things security startup Bastille.

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Atlanta-based Bastille says it has determined that a number of non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards and mouses from seven companies—including Logitech, Dell, and Lenovo—have a design flaw that makes it easy for hackers from as far as about 90 meters away to pair with the dongle that these devices use to let you interact with your computer. A hacker could do things like control your computer or add malware to the machine.

In tests, the company found around a dozen devices that were susceptible to the flaw, which it’s listing online. more

PS - In addition to stealing keystrokes, this technique can also be used to inject keystrokes into the victims keyboard.  ~Kevin