[unisog] Keyboard sniffers

Michael Holstein michael.holstein at csuohio.edu
Mon May 2 20:50:04 GMT 2005

Wouldn't be hard to code (think along the lines of applications that 
blink the lights on the kbd) .. but what good would it do? If I can 
visit the PC, I can just pull the power plug, install my gizmo, and plug 
it back in.

Then again, by the time someone has the ability to crawl in back of a PC 
you've already lost.

Physical Access = Root Access.
Locks only keep honest people honest.


Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
Cleveland State University

James J. Barlow wrote:
> We have all seen some of the recent news articles of security compromises
> at banks and such using hardware keyboard sniffers.  I was wondering if
> there were any programs or kernel modules (linux and/or windows) that detects
> when a keyboard is unplugged and will then log something to syslog or the
> system/security event viewer?
> Thanks in advance.

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