Keyboard sniffers to steal data

Computer criminals could soon be eavesdropping on what you type by analysing the electromagnetic signals produced by every key press.By analysing the signals produced by keystrokes, Swiss researchers have reproduced what a target typed.The security researchers have developed four attacks that work on a wide variety of computer keyboards.The results led the researchers to declare keyboards were “not safe to transmit sensitive information”. log keystrokes from afar [IDG]
Computer keystrokes can be snooped from afar by detecting the slight electromagnetic radiation emitted when a key is pressed, according to new research previewed on Monday.Other security experts have theorized that keyboards were vulnerable to such detection, wrote Sylvain Pasini and Martin Vuagnoux, both doctoral students with the Security and Cryptography Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

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