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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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

But then you have this other problem... you'd need to convince the users to run it, since it couldn't be done by a web scripting language and even Safari won't just execute an arbitrary file on the machine.

Do you mean the case of malware infecting the computer and then patching the keyboard? Well, the malware would get on the computer the same way it usually does... either some security hole, or an unknowing user. The firmware on the keyboard doesn't need to be executed, it's always running on the keyboard as long as there's power to it..

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