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: Oh dear god we're all doomed.
by WereCatf on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 01:00 UTC in reply to "Oh dear god we're all doomed."
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Something needs physical access to the keyboard.....

It's a firmware hack...you DON'T need physical access to the keyboard if you can flash the firmware via a virus/malware/backdoor/etc. So yes, it's quite a bit more serious than those PS2 keyloggers.. besides, those were rather easy to notice if you looked there. But a firmware hack cannot be detected with plain eyesight, and even in software you'd need to read the firmware and verify it against a known good one.

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