* Posts by Omo

1 post • joined 22 Oct 2008

Swiss boffins sniff passwords from (wired) keyboards 65 feet away

Gates Halo

Old news

It was known in 1998 that a 1200mm coil could pick up keystrokes. Points handling sensitive data were surrounded in Faraday cages even though two years earlier Microsoft funded research at Oxford produced software that scrambled the signals given off by PCs. Unusually the software was freely available although I believe M$ now has a different approach to open source software.



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