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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Apple is probably not the only one
by jokkel on Sat 1st Aug 2009 19:47 UTC
jokkel
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2008-07-07

I strongly suspect that Apple is the only one. A lot of other USB keyboards probably have the same problem.

This doesn't excuse anything of course. It's quite scary to think, that you own keyboard is spying on you.

Apple is an attractive target for hacking, because exploits always make headlines. I hope Apple will cooperate more with security researches in the future. Their security track record isn't that great. Apple relied too long an too much on security by obscurity and being a small target.

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