Just when you have thought that you are already free from security threats, another glaring alarm sounds off. Another security threat is out to give you a stressful and inconvenient life. This security threat is distinct from the threats and risks you may have encountered or heard about before. This time, the target is your wireless keyboard. Yes, you read it right! Your wireless keyboard can be used against you through eavesdropping, encrypting data and sniffing keyboard strokes. The extent to which these threats through wireless keyboards is still under investigation but before these threats could create a widespread havoc, we should already be taking countermeasures.
Researchers of the DreamLabs team discovered the three packets of the transmission of a wireless keyboard. The packet generated due to the connection of the keyboard with a receiver or due to the pressing of the connect button on the keyboard is known as synchronization packet. Another type of packet is the data packet, involving the transmission of encrypted information between the keyboard and the receiver. The last one is known as management packet, involving the release of all keys. The existing 256 possible key values make it meaningless to render keyboard encryption.
Security becomes much more of an issue when you are using wireless gadgets compared to the wired versions. In particular, for keyboards, it is significantly crucial that the time of the pressing of the key and the time of the key’s appearance on the screen underscore a low latency. Unfortunately, most keyboard manufacturers have compromised data security in the face of keyboard responsiveness.
But, thank heavens, we no longer have to limit ourselves to using wired gadgets to ensure security and confidentiality of our data. The security threats involving wireless keyboards led to the birth of secure wireless keyboards featuring Logitech’s encryption technology.
Also available in stylish and chic wireless keyboard designs, Logitech’s Cordless Freedom Optical Keyboard has been made available in the market since 2001. This secure wireless keyboard model comes with an optical mouse to complete the package. You can also take a look and test the efficiency of the stylish Logitech Cordless Freedom iTouch that also comes with a wireless mouse. These two offerings integrate substance and form. With their guarantee of high efficiency, these two wireless keyboards also showcase a style and spunk you have never seen in any of Logitech’s existing gadgets. You can also be confident that your investment in buying these secure wireless keyboards will be worth the price, with the keyboards’ new programmable Internet buttons, desktop application shortcuts and enhanced security settings.