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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not impossible at all
by jabbotts on Sat 1st Aug 2009 23:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple is probably not the only one"
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

My Logitech G15 must have some chips inside there. I can see much of it done on the driver side but still, it's much more than a simple button pad pushing signal out a ps2 or big DIN port.

I can see it now.. "WOW Accounts hijacked through keyboard zombies!"

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