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Monday, May 30, 2016

Fake USB Chargers Can Wirelessly Record Everything Your Type

Beware of Fake USB Chargers That Wirelessly Record Everything You Type, FBI Warns

Mohit Kuman | May 24, 2016

Last year, a white hat hacker developed a cheap Arduino-based device that looked and functioned just like a generic USB mobile charger, but covertly logged, decrypted and reported back all keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards.
Dubbed KeySweeper, the device included a web-based tool for live keystroke monitoring and was capable of sending SMS alerts for typed keystrokes, usernames, or URLs, and work even after the nasty device is unplugged because of its built-in rechargeable battery.

"KeySweeper internals." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (KeySweeper. January 12, 2015) and (+Video) (FBI finally warns private businesses about snooping KeySweeper devices. May 24, 2016)>

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