USB Hardware Keylogger with Wi-Fi

I’ve always known about hardware based keyloggers, but until recently I have not realized how advanced they have become. Upon my surprise, recently I came across a Wi-Fi Premium USB Hardware Keylogger being sold online. It has a somewhat hefty price tag at $169, but it’s amazing what it can do.

Features:

  •    2 Gigabytes of internal memory
  •    Automatic E-mail reports with recorded keyboard data
  •    Background connection to the Internet over a local Access Point
  •    Built-in time-stamping module
  •    Internal clock and battery with over 7 years lifetime guaranteed!
  •    No software or drivers required, Windows, Linux, and Mac compatible
  •    On-demand access at any time through TCP/IPWi-Fi
  •    Support for WEP, WPA, and WPA-2 encryption
  •    Ultra compact and discrete, less than 2 inches (5 cm) long
  •    Works with any USB keyboard

Link to the google product page

Just having 2 gigabytes of memory allows for a ton of text to be stored. Probably about 1000 word documents. Scariest thing about this Keylogger is it’s Wi-Fi connectivity. Once deployed, the attacker wouldn’t have to worry about collecting it and has the information they need as soon as they want. I do wonder though if the claim of it working with any USB keyboard is in fact true.

What do you guys think about this new breed of hardware keyloggers?

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6 thoughts on “USB Hardware Keylogger with Wi-Fi

  1. It’s like tech companies are TRYING to increase keylogging for hackers. Really? A keylogger with Wi-Fi? That’s just unnessessary… How easy CAN they make it for hackers to use keyloggers? In my opinion, the practical uses for keyloggers are completely outweighted by hackers. All the practical non-hacker uses for keyloggers (that I can think of at the moment) are for people who actually want to watch what is typed into their own, personal device or for companies who want to watch where their employees are going on the Internet.

    • I’d agree with that. I can’t think of any practical uses for a Keylogger besides the obvious hacker use. Devices like these are making it easier for non-tech savvy people to spy on others. However I doubt that outlawing these devices would do much of anything because they are basically USB sticks with software running on them. People would make their own or just install software on the targets computer.

  2. I totally agree with you guys that there isn’t much legitimate use for this device. I investigated the companies main site and it lists the legal ways to use it.

    *Applications*

    – Observe WWW, E-mail & chat usage by children and employees

    – Monitor employee productivity

    – Protect your child from on-line hazards and predators

    While this may be true, I also bet this device is bought and used mostly for illegal usage.

  3. Imagine the devastation it could cause if plugged into a bank’s computer, or even a government computer. I believe hardware like this should be illegal to own..

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