Microsoft releases ‘firewall update’ for its wireless mouse to protect against hackers

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Microsoft has released an update for its wireless mice that should better protect the devices against hackers. The optional update improves security of wireless mice by filtering packets originating from wireless USB dongles that might be keystrokes.

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#2

Wow, that’s amazing! :eek:

I certainly would never have thought of a mouse as a potential vulnerability.

I have a Microsoft wireless mouse too so this is certainly one optional update I’ll be applying.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#3

[QUOTE=Wombler;2772317]Wow, that’s amazing! :eek:

I certainly would never have thought of a mouse as a potential vulnerability.

I have a Microsoft wireless mouse too so this is certainly one optional update I’ll be applying.

[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]

If I am not mistaken, the entire requirements goes like 100 meters from the computer and a clear view your computer screen. In other words, this is a storm in a glass of water for the most.

With that said, it goes to show that the NoT may potentially be as dangerous as the IoT.


#4

I do have to wonder: who cares? If I were that close to a computer, and I wanted to hijack it, I’d probably just walk up to the computer and manipulate the computer’s mouse with my hand (just like my ancestors used to do!).