Yikes! It’s just been reported that some wireless keyboards are open to a hacker viewing what you type.
This problem does not affect Bluetooth connected devices – but can affect ‘wireless’ devices that connect using a plugin USB radio based nano-receiver.
There are currently 8 manufacturers affected –
- General Electric
- Radio Shack
Here is a link to a page with more details about affected devices http://www.keysniffer.net/affected-devices
Now it should be noted that a hacker would need to be quite close to you – however some of these receivers work to distances up to 50 or more feet!
See the original article from Gizmodo
My advice – if you have a wireless keyboard then check out how it works to make sure it is not affected, and look into Bluetooth connected keyboards.