Keystroke Logging Taken to New Level March 23, 2009Posted by baldricman in News, Tech.
Tags: cansecwest, hacker, hacking, keystroke, logger, security, spyware
So you think you’re pretty safe because you’re visiting trusted sites only, not installing software unless you’re absolutely sure its safe, and you use pretty strong passwords…
Well, maybe you are, but did you know that your keystrokes can now be identified with equipment costing only about $80!? Oh, and there isn’t a need for installing some kind of spyware on your machine either, as it can be done remotely – maybe in another office, or perhaps from outside your window.
Presenters at the CanSecWest security conference detailed on Thursday how they can sniff data by analyzing keystroke vibrations using a laser trained on a shiny laptop or through electrical signals coming from a PC connected to a PS/2 keyboard and plugged into a socket.
Check out the article here.
I guess my only consolation now is one I usually rely on for most high-tech, sci-fi, big brother type snooping: I’m probably not important or interesting enough to actually be a target 🙂