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Hackers could hijack your computer via its vulnerable wireless mouse or keyboard

L33tdawg: The folks from Bastille are running a 2-day IoT training at #HITB2016AMS in May which is well worth checking out.

Wireless mice and keyboards commonly communicate using proprietary protocols operating in the 2.4GHz ISM band. In contrast to Bluetooth, there is no industry standard to follow, leaving each vendor to implement their own security scheme. 

Wireless mice and keyboards work by transmitting radio frequency packets to a USB dongle plugged into a user’s computer. When a user presses a key on their keyboard or moves their mouse, information describing the actions are sent wirelessly to the USB dongle. 

The dongle listens for radio frequency packets sent by the mouse or keyboard, and notifies the computer whenever the user moves their mouse or types on their keyboard.

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