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Windows 7: Can a Wireless Mouse Have a Virus?

01 Feb 2018   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Wireless keyboard / Mouse receivers has about 3m (10') range. Some one to use the receiver to hack in should be that close.
Nowadays everything is be possible, but I think that the chances are minimal, so I would use it.

Another thing is if it came with a installation software. Don't run it, as it could be with a back door. Let windows find the drivers or go to the manufacture site and download from there.


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01 Feb 2018   #12
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I thought this idea was crazy at first and just paranoia, but is seems the mouse-jacking is a serious thing. They even make a product to combat it:

MOUSEJACK - Wireless Mouse Hacks Network Security Protection | Mousejack

Note that it only affects wireless mice, and not the Bluetooth variety.

Good thing I don't believe in wireless anything.
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