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‘MouseJack’ allows hackers to hijack computers through your wireless mouse or keyboard

February 24, 2016 - Uncategorized

With a bit of ingenuity, and a $60 USB dongle available on Amazon, hackers can now access your computer with just 15 lines of code, from more than a hundred feet away. The researcher who found the ‘MouseJack’ vulnerability, Marc Newlin, recently published a report detailing his findings. MouseJack is a collection of security vulnerabilities affecting non-Bluetooth wireless mice and keyboards. Spanning seven vendors, these vulnerabilities enable an attacker to type arbitrary commands into a victim’s computer from up to 100 meters away using a $15 USB dongle [now $60]. Newlin’s research points to a flaw in the way several vendors…

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