[Cryptography] Security of wireless keyboards and mices.

Tom Mitchell mitch at niftyegg.com
Tue Nov 4 23:08:26 EST 2014

On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill at hallambaker.com
> wrote:

> Has anyone looked into the security of these devices?
> <http://www.metzdowd.com/mailman/listinfo/cryptography>

Not likely to be very good -- the only saving grace is the very low power
of Bluetooth and the difficulty of identifying who is at what device in an
office full
of them.  Laptops and docking stations complicate this as well.   Docking
often contain the campus enabling MAC address and other interesting
resources.  I have
never seen anyone worry about docking stations.    Laptops are mobile and
give an attacker
many more places out of the control of the individual or company  to play

They are closed source for the most part so there is a lot that cannot be

  T o m    M i t c h e l l
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