Hackers are Using Keyboards to Steal Your Data

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Around 30,000 websites are infected each day with some form of malware. Almost 73 percent of all Americans have been a victim of cybercrime and more than 27 million Americans have had their identity stolen in the past five years.

With the threat of a cyberattack always looming, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant in protecting your information. You might be shocked to find out how scammers are getting your information now and what the simple solution is to stop them.

Hackers and scammers don’t need to be super smart to get instant access to your sensitive accounts. In fact, watch this video to see just how easy it is to break into an account using a YouTube video, fake name and a cellphone. 

Now, hackers are easily getting access to your personal information if you are using a wireless keyboard. All they need is an antenna, a wireless dongle and a few simple lines of code. This allows them to secretly record everything that you type from up to hundreds of feet away.

The vulnerabilities from using a wireless keyboard, known as “KeySniffer,” allow the scammer to snoop on all your activity. Many wireless keyboards use unsecured radio protocols to connect to a computer. Hackers have an easy time reading what you type because the keystrokes are not encrypted. They may even be able to type directly onto your computer.

Studies show that two-thirds of all wireless keyboards are vulnerable to this type of attack. The worst part is there is no fix to the problem. The only way to prevent this attack is to get rid of the wireless keyboard and go back to a wired or Bluetooth keyboard.

Another thing you can do is protect yourself with an internet security system is to contact us at Gulf South Technology Solutions so we can help you protect your business with Next Generation Firewall technology.https://www.youtube.com/embed/NGO48M2ZyrQ​


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