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News We know what you typed last summer

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 6 Dec 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Lowsidex2 New Member

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    OH NO! That's was my 9month pregnant nieghbor and her 4yr old son were doing with that directional atenna!

    Can't say I'm to worried about this one living in a house but apartments and office buildings might be at risk. I had to key my Logitech keyboard and mouse to the receiver when I installed the software. Is that for a measure of encryption or just to limit interference?
     
  3. Tim S

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    heh... I guess that's one reason not to use a wireless keyboard. Battery life was always my major gripe though - there's nothing more annoying than the batteries running out on anything. I'd rather just have the keyboard connected via a wire, but I can understand the benefits of a wireless keyboard for something like a media centre - I wouldn't be typing anything that I'd say is 'secure' on that though. :)
     
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    A company i worked at was so worried about industrial espionage they wouldn't use wireless any thing, they had a lead lined room for sensitive discussion and later moved floor so the board room wasn't in direct line of sight with the castle since that was the only building opposite.
     
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    hmmm, i use some el cheapo wireless keyboard for almost 2 years now(with stock batteries), and never ever changed them... same goes for my g/f
    and now, im tempted to buy a wireless kb for work as i;m annoyed of cables
     
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    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    And your g/f? do you buy a new one too :D
     
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    ROFL, you know it was meant another way :lol:
     
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    ok off topic, but that picture is old school. Ive had that face on my wall for like ten years. Cut it out of a magazine.
     
  9. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    System Shock for the cheesecake.

    Would have thought it was common sense that a wireless keyboard transmission (RF or Bluetooth) would get hacked at some point.
     
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    A great more study merely concenter on the wired systems. As wireless systems are increasingly growing, more and more security holes are revealed.
     
  11. Dev25

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    Good thing i do not a have a Wireless keyboard
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well Im glad my stuff is bluetooth now lol
     
  13. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    ya know, I often wonder how likely some of these hacks would be if research companies didn't tell you exactly how to do it ahead of time... then again, if it really does prevent any hacks beforehand, then I guess it's doing its job [shrugs]

    I stopped using a wireless keyboard myself, as the keyboard ended up breaking on me
     
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    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    Don't wireless keyboards & mice come with warnings about this?
    I know my wireless MS desktop thing did all those years ago ....
     
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