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Re: [OT] Re: How do you make your life secure (software based)?

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On 11/28/07 16:26, Ken Irving wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 03:39:48PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> Would you notice a hardware key-capture dongle inserted between your
>> keyboard and PC?  Even were I to use OpenBSD and pervasive
>> encryption, I wouldn't notice such a device, since I never look
>> behind my PC.  Front-mounted ieee1394 and USB ports have eliminated
>> the need.
>> (Hmmm, I bet that front-mounted ports are a secret mandate from the
>> gov't to ensure that people don't look behind their computers
>> anymore...)
> Not the same thing, exactly, but I've been somewhat alarmed to see
> the tellers at a local bank typing away on wireless keyboards, and
> this in a student union building with laptops all over the place.
> I wonder how feasible (or trivial?) it would be to capture some of
> those keystrokes?

If you're in CompSci, that would be an interesting Independent Study

And if the administration stonewalls on converting back to wires,
the student newspaper would salivate over the scandal.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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