Monday, December 3, 2007

Wireless insecurity: keyboards

The folks at Hack A Day link to dreamlab's analysis of Microsoft Wireless 1000 and 2000 keyboards. There's a nice whitepaper in PDF form for further information. We've seen issues with wireless keyboards typing on other systems before, but this is one of the first public exposures of an "encrypted" keyboard link.

Disclosure of the type of encryption used for wireless devices is going to be a must, and lightweight encryption for devices will become ever more important. The same rules that you use for wireless network security end up applying to your wireless devices.

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