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Keyboard Security Risk!

Watch out for Keysniffer!

There is a new security threat whereby a Hacker could get your passwords answers to your security questions and other private information. Keysniffer simply grabs whatever you are typing on your keyboard and sends it to the hacker. The good news is the hacker must be within 250ft of you to intercept this transmission and, it is only affecting certain models of wireless keyboards that do not encrypt their signal.

Do you have one? Here is the list of affected keyboards;

  • Anker
  • EagleTec
  • General Electric
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Insignia
  • Kensington
  • Radio Shack
  • Toshiba

Again, remember these are only wireless keyboards as the “Hack” intercepts the signal between your keyboard and your device.

Other models, such as Logitech and Microsoft encrypt that signal so even though it can be intercepted it cannot be decrypted.

If you do have one of these keyboards you may want to consider getting a new keyboard, most of the manufacturers have already released statements that any new keyboards will be encrypted.