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lifespree
21-10-2008, 15:34
This news report finally confirms what has been known for such a long time - now these Swiss researchers, using "simple, inexpensive" equipment have made public that every PC and laptop keystroke can be read - in some cases even from 20m away! :jawdrop: Security - what security?

Good one guys!

(No doubt there will now be the emergence of a nice new aftermarket to sell electromagnetic shields for keyboards!)

BBC NEWS | Technology | Keyboard sniffers to steal data (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7681534.stm)

Compromising Electromagnetic Emanations of Wired Keyboard - Martin Vuagnoux and Sylvain Pasini (http://lasecwww.epfl.ch/keyboard/)

vox16
22-10-2008, 00:47
That's why ( let alone plain wired keyboard sniffer in-the-middle ) *ittybank uses onscreen keyboard to enter internet banking pin.