Wireless keyboards encryption cracked
Posted on 04 December 2007.
Wireless keyboards have been distributed for years all over the globe. After the initial infraded based keyboards, the vendors developed radio frequency based models operating at 27Mhz. After analyzing wireless keyboard communication, Dreamlab is able to understand their functionalities, eavesdrop their traffic, crack the encryption key and decrypt the data into clear text keystrokes.



The keystokes from any analyzed keyboard within the radio receiver's range can be sniffed at the same time!

Read the paper over here.





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