If you use a wireless mouse or keyboard, you could be leaving yourself open to attacks from hackers. Researchers at Bastille have discovered that attackers can make use of a cheap $15 antenna to sneak into your computer through a wireless mouse or keyboard dongle (receiver).

As an example, an attacker could use a cheap antenna to masquerade as a wireless mouse to enter your computer. From there, the intruder can switch the signal to emulate a wireless keyboard, and gain control of your machine. The trick was found to have worked from up to 200 meters away, so even if an attacker can’t see… more

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