Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#821 Beware of keystroke loggers disguised as USB phone chargers, FBI warns
FBI officials are warning private industry partners to be on the lookout for highly stealthy keystroke loggers that surreptitiously sniff passwords and other input typed into wireless keyboards.

The FBI's Private Industry Notification is dated April 29, more than 15 months after whitehat hacker Samy Kamkar released a KeySweeper, a proof-of-concept attack platform that covertly logged and decrypted keystrokes from many Microsoft-branded wireless keyboards and transmitted the data over cellular networks. To lower the chances that the sniffing device might be discovered by a target, Kamkar designed it to look almost identical to USB phone chargers that are nearly ubiquitous in homes and offices.
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#821 Beware of keystroke loggers disguised as USB phone chargers, FBI warns
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#819 SWIFT to unveil new security plan in the wake of Bangladesh heist
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