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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bert64
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2007-04-23

If you were to install a hardware keylogger like this, how would you get the logs out of the system?
You'd still need a software component running in order to read the logs from the flash and transmit them away somewhere, and this software component would be just as vulnerable as a regular keylogger to being removed.

This just sounds like a clever idea in theory that provides no real benefit in practice.

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