November 12th, 2002, 04:38 PM
Hacking keyboards ? lol
Here is the article :
Cordless keyboard wrote on neighbor's computer
Ghost on computer was fellow worker 150 feet away...
11-06-2002 11:12:23 AM CST -- Aftenposten's Norwegian reporter Morten Andersen
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While a Stavanger man typed away at his desktop computer his text was also streaming in on his neighbor's machine in a building 150 meters away. Hewlett-Packard have never received a complaint like it. Newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad had an inside track on the weird tech story since the incident involved two of their graphics workers. Per Erik Helle got a jolt when his home computer suddenly seemed to develop a life of its own. "About 10 pm I was sitting and watching TV when the computer, which was in sleep mode, suddenly began to buzz. I looked over and noticed it was waking up. I also saw a red light on the keyboard's receiver box blinking as if I was writing something," Helle said. A game which he could not remember using that day appeared on the screen. When Helle went over to shut it off the screen displayed a message asking him if he "really wanted to delete this file?". Not knowing what it meant, he answered no to play it safe. The machine was not finished.....
A series of beeps and clicks that hinted at error messages came so quickly that Helle again got the impression someone was writing. So he turned on his word processor. He saw text ticking in live, and could tell from the message that it was his neighbor Per Arild Evjeberg, also his boss at Stavanger Aftenblad, who was writing. A phone call quickly confirmed that Helle was watching Evjeberg type live. "If HP can't find a decent explanation for this I don't dare use this keyboard. I changed the signal channel and now Per Erik doesn't get it. But now I don't know who might be reading what I write as I write it," Evjeberg said. Evjeberg and Helle had received new HP machines from the same company and Helle had one time earlier noticed a registration form appear with his neighbor's information in it. HP product manager Tore A. Särelind believes that only a combination of unusual circumstances could result in the keyboard signal traveling 150 meters and through one wooden and one concrete wall....continued....
Ok... I guess we can now safely assume that the Hewlett-Packard remote keyboards are not quite up to Tempest level security...
it can be found here: http://www.securitynewsportal.com/cg...ne&id=145&op=t
it's just a good read, i wasn't sure about posting it here or the tech humor !
assembly.... digital dna ?