Mousejack

Submitted by Brad Tombaugh on 26 February 2016 - 12:33am

Speaking of Logitech (in my previous post) it also turns out that security research firm, Bastille, has uncovered a vulnerability in many USB wireless keyboards and mice where the USB "dongle" is easily hacked, allowing someone to connect to your computer and take over control of your keyboard... The list of manufacturers includes Dell, HP, Logitech and Microsoft.

See the details at the website created by Bastille, or one of the many news articles like this one at ComputerWorld.

The article has links to more information, a list of affected devices, and links to manufacturer support sites that have already posted software or firmware updates.

This only affects USB Wireless devices, not Bluetooth devices like the Apple keyboards and mice.