Is Your Wireless Keyboard Plotting Against You?
Wireless Keyboard Alert
- General Electric
- Radio Shack
If you are currently using a wireless keyboard from any of the above manufacturers, please beware!
These wireless keyboards are susceptible because they use unencrypted wireless radio communication protocols which allow an attacker to eavesdrop on your keystrokes.
Think about all the sensitive information you may enter via the keyboard. It’s amazing, really – we regularly type and send THE most sensitive information – Social Security Numbers, banking information, user names, passwords, personal details – for ourselves, our clients, and our patients. This information is transmitted without encryption, so it can be collected in clear plain text and be immediately usable.
- financial passwords
- critical business information
- client data
- patient information (PHI / ePHI)
- credit card numbers
- and more
This is important security information you can use to protect yourself, your business, and your clients/patients from fraud. Local hackers can easily be down the street in a car, recording your every keystroke, just waiting to hack into your network.
What’s The Solution?
CHECK your wireless keyboard. Flip it over to locate the manufacturer and model number.
- COMPARE this to the list of affected equipment. If it matches, unplug your wireless keyboard dongle NOW!
- REPLACE the affected equipment. Ditch the unencrypted wireless keyboard for a Bluetooth-enabled, more secure model. Alternately, you can always revert to a higher-quality USB wired keyboard.
If you don’t have time to shop or have any questions, just give us a call. We’re happy to help.
Always acting in your best interest,
Security (slightly paranoid) Warriors