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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Well, in that implementation you have to hit return a few times quickly to read the contents out, so you do have to have access to the keyboard to do anything with it.

But anyway, if I am at a point where I am already running arbitrary code on a users machine, I think I would rather install a keylogger in software that has the capability to send the keystrokes directly to my server, rather than install a much crappier keylogger into their keyboard ;)

It's a cute hack but it's not really the end of the world.

Edited 2009-08-02 01:39 UTC

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