Saturday, May 8, 2010

Why not to use wireless keyboards

It seems like everyone has those cool wireless keyboards, but in the security world we explore everything and guess what has a weak encryption and can be hacked?

Of course it's the topic of this post...

Anyway I just thought it was important to get the word out there and inform the citizens of another security threat.

Keyboard Sniffer Keykeriki from Max Moser on Vimeo.

The device is not (yet) for sale but can be made by anyone with some soldering skills, once made it can reach 75 meters and the software is open source downloadable but probably will require some learning or even experience with Linux/Unix.

Needless to say this is not only dangerous of eavesdropping on peoples conversations but passwords, credit cards and whatever else is being typed on those wireless keyboards of sensitive nature - can all be picked up over the air waves by soon-to-be-sold device and free software already available... [see bottom]

Common wireless keyboard manufacturers (Microsoft and Logitech come to mind) don't give users a fauls sense of security when it's clear those are insecure!

Also you should probably work on a better encryption, try getting some help from those who hacked your keyboards for starters....

For more information check out's project.

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