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New Cybersecurity Threats: Infected Mice and Attacking Keyboards

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January 7, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Technology
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via security news daily

The future of cybercrime may be right at your fingertips or in the palm of your hand.

Cybersecurity researcher Adrian Crenshaw, also known on his website as “Irongeek,” has created a programmable keystroke logger that can be hidden within a computer’s keyboard or mouse.

This is a huge – and potentially dangerous – step up from traditional keyloggers (devices programmed to steal and record keystrokes), that typically look like USB drives and must be inserted in a computer’s USB port.

Story here.