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Windows 7: Flaws in wireless keyboards let hackers snoop on everything you type

09 Aug 2016   #11
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Naw, I only use wireless with the HTPC, as a remote wasn't included with one brand of tuner I use, everything else is old-fashioned PS2 connected.


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10 Aug 2016   #12
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Original IBM Model M was great. This can work:

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GEWB
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11 Aug 2016   #13
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I'm wondering if this would affect Linux systems as well. Logitech has a fix, but it's only for Windows. Anyone know?
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11 Aug 2016   #14
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
I'm wondering if this would affect Linux systems as well. Logitech has a fix, but it's only for Windows. Anyone know?

I don't know. I would say maybe. I would assume the sudo/root password prompt would be enough protection.

This site gives a little more detail.

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11 Aug 2016   #15
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Bypass

Stu ---- Several pass word apps store passwords and enter them skipping the keyboard entry. That might help this situation.
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