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.
- 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
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?