A keyboard for the terminally paranoid
Subject: General Tech | June 6, 2011 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: input, secure wireless, aes-128, keyboard
Wireless connections are convenient, as anyone who has dealt with well tangled cords and wires can attest to. The downside is that without proper setup they are incredibly insecure and can still be vulernable to certain attacks even when properly secured. One particular vulnerabillty of wireless connections that tends to be missed completely is wireless peripherals, especially the keyboard. What use securing your WiFi when your keyboard is broadcasting everything you type, up to an including passwords, in plain unencrypted text. tbreak examines the Microsoft Wireless Keyboard with AES-128 encryption, perfect for securing yet another attack vector on your PC.
"Do you feel insecure when you press keystrokes on your current wireless keyboard, some one might capture them and find out what passwords or other information you are typing? Then Microsoft has just announced a brand new wireless keyboard and mouse for you. It sends all wireless keystrokes and mouse clicks with AES 128-bit encryption."
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