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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That's why you never let custodians with netbooks or pre-hacked hardware keyboards into your top secret area. Those damn custodians are always swapping out NICs with pre-hacked sniffing NICs, keyboards with hardware keyloggers inside the keyboards, quick cams that spy on your keyboard (or retina!), microphones in your speakers, peep hole cameras in your mouse. They replace your power cord with an ER sensing and recording one to sniff what you type. They dust your fingerprint scanner and make gel fingers. If you ever find a mousepad with a battery and a wifi chip in it, it's probably those damn custodians! Damn ACME "custodians" are always hacking stuff.

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