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btownguy
Aug 14, 2009, 03:35 PM
I've shied away from wireless keyboards in the past because I do alot of online baking and investment activities from my computer. I also love a clean workspace and a wireless keyboard could remove yet another wire from my desk. Do you consider wireless and/or bluetooth keyboards safe?



SilentPanda
Aug 14, 2009, 03:36 PM
There have been reports (http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39523793,00.htm)that people can wirelessly sniff a wired keyboard. So you're not even safe with that.

btownguy
Aug 14, 2009, 03:38 PM
There have been reports (http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39523793,00.htm)that people can wirelessly sniff a wired keyboard. So you're not even safe with that.

Yeah, but they'd need equipment about the size of a semi truck sitting outside of my house for that. So, I'm doubting that'll be too much of a concern.

SilentPanda
Aug 14, 2009, 03:40 PM
They use an antenna and an oscilloscope... neither of which are terribly big.

I use a wired keyboard though simply because I got tired of the mouse/keyboard battery dying or it not registering on occasion.