Researchers sniff computer passwords from 65 feet away

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Swiss researchers have discovered 4 ways to find out the passwords of computer users remotely through their wired keyboards.  They claim that at least 11 models of keyboard are vulnerable to at least one of the 4 attacks that they carried out.

They also claim that online banking and ATM money machines are also now vulnerable to these attacks.

Check out these two videos to find out more :

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4 Responses to Researchers sniff computer passwords from 65 feet away

  1. That's some serious stuff. In all honesty if I was to figure that out I wouldn't show anyone.

    Good thing we have White Hats out there.

  2. That’s some serious stuff. In all honesty if I was to figure that out I wouldn’t show anyone.

    Good thing we have White Hats out there.

  3. Its Van Eck phreaking, but instead of listening in on the video screen, they are listening on a keyboard. Its an old-style attack dating back to the early 80's.

  4. Its Van Eck phreaking, but instead of listening in on the video screen, they are listening on a keyboard. Its an old-style attack dating back to the early 80’s.

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