Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Aug 2009 18:22 UTC
Apple Almost everything has a processor and/or memory chips these days, including keyboards. Apple's keyboards are no exception; they have 8Kb of flash memory, and 256 bytes of RAM. K. Chen has found a way to very easily install keyloggers and other possibly malicious code right inside these Apple keyboards (more here). Proof of concept code is here as well.
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RE: Leave it to Apple
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 1st Aug 2009 19:45 UTC in reply to "Leave it to Apple"
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Chen theorises that its because Apple needs to rush hardware to market, so instead of properly testing their firmware - which shouldn't be that hard, it's a frakking keyboard - they just make the firmware flashable instead. This is indeed what happened when the keyboard first came out.

What we need to know is this: how hard is it to achieve this on keyboards from other manufacturers?

Edited 2009-08-01 19:45 UTC

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