Computer Devices That Have Been Used as a Hacking Device
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More and more devices have been used by the hackers to make their experiments on hacking successful. Both software and hardware has been used. And now, even the devices that we thought were not possible instrument, such as keyboards and mice, were already been targetted as a useful device by the hackers. The article below have been a great warning to us.
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Keyboards, USB Devices Can Be Used in Enhanced Hacking Attacks
Keyboards, thumb-drives, mice and other USB devices can be used for enhanced hacking attacks that may bypass traditional security filters, a German cryptography expert revealed.
Berlin’s SR Labs Chief Scientist Karsten Nohl discovered that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control USB functions. Because small electronics components usually don’t have built-in shields, cyber-criminals could easily tamper with their code by exploiting bugs in the software.
Nohl said he wouldn’t be surprised if intelligence agencies such as the NSA have already used the technique for sophisticated attacks.
“These problems can’t be patched,” Nohl told Reuters. “We’re exploiting the very way that USB is designed. You cannot tell where the virus came from. It is almost like a magic trick. The sky is the limit. You can do anything at all.”
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Source: Bianca Stanescu
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