bluetooth keyboard - truly secure?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by btownguy, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
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    SilentPanda

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    There have been reports that people can wirelessly sniff a wired keyboard. So you're not even safe with that.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    SilentPanda

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    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.
     

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