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Swiss researchers have found four different ways of remotely detecting keystrokes issued from wired keyboards, even through walls and from distances over 65 feet away. A confidentiality issue, sure, but it could also be exploited to extend access when a user with mobility impairments needs to provide input to a computer located some distance away in a home or office situation–most wireless keyboards only cover about 30 feet. Yet another example of potential conflicts between the interests of accessibility and security.

Engadget: Keyboard eavesdropping just got way easier thanks to electromagnetic emanations

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