IT Security

Wireless Keyboard Flaws Allow Attackers to Snoop on Users

WirelessKeyboardAccording to a report published on July 26 by security firm Bastille Networks, wireless keyboards from at least eight manufacturers do not encrypt their communications.  This allows attackers to easily access passwords and other valuable information including credit-card numbers.  Bastille called the attack KeySniffer.  A researcher from Bastille, Marc Newlin discovered the issue after reverse-engineering popular wireless keyboards that did not use the Bluetooth communications protocol.  Keyboards that use Bluetooth connection are unaffected.  For the full, article click here