Researchers have exploited a range of vulnerabilities in wireless keyboards and mice, taking control of them from up to 100 meters away. The researchers, from Internet of Things security start-up Bastille, focused on a range of dongle-linked devices.
Some patches have been made available for users, but where fixes aren’t available, experts recommended customers ditch their mouse or keyboard for a wired or Bluetooth alternative. The problems lie in the way the dongles handle communications. In some cases, the dongles accepted unencrypted packets where they should only have allowed normal encrypted packets.Read more