And Now, Mouse Jacking

Mouse Jacking is a hacking method exploiting the poor security used by many wireless keyboard and mouse accessories (although not Bluetooth in this particular instance). A nearby miscreant is able to potentially take over the victims computer within a radius of more than 100 yards.

An attacker could, from 100 meters away or more, use the attack to send mouse clicks and key strikes to the targeted systems and by opening windows and issuing commands, essentially take control of the victim's computer, Chris Rouland, founder and chief technology officer at Bastille, told eWEEK.
“It really only takes a $15 dongle and about 15 lines of Python code and you can get complete control of the target system,” he said.
Cheap and easy, just the way they like it.


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