Smashing Security podcast #137: Porn trolling lawyers, Insta hacking, and Ctrl-Alt-LED

Erection your honour! Lawyers find themselves behind bars after they make porn movies in an attempt to scam internet users, boffins in Israel detail a way to steal data from an air-gapped computer, and Instagram coughs up $30,000 after a researcher finds a simple way to hack into anybody’s account.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast.

Android keyboard app misled 200 million users about how it was collecting data

A popular keyboard app for Android offered conflicting statements about its data collection policies to its more than 200 million users.

David Bisson reports.

Researchers exploit unencrypted radio to hack wireless mice, keyboards

Researchers have demonstrated that an attacker can hack unencrypted radio communication to seize control of many leading wireless keyboards and mice.

David Bisson reports.

Hackers could hijack your computer via its vulnerable wireless mouse or keyboard

For a paltry sum, attackers can build a device that enables them to take control of a computer by exploiting vulnerabilities found in numerous wireless mice and keyboards.

David Bisson reports.

How to bust keyboard biometrics, and why you might want to

Keyboard behaviour biometrics might be good for security, but less palatable for privacy – revealing who you are, even if you have covered your tracks with the likes of Tor.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

iPhone spyware can snoop on desktop typing

A team of researchers at Georgia Tech have demonstrated how they were able to spy on what was typed on a regular desktop computer’s keyboard via the accelerometers of a smartphone placed nearby.

A good use for a keylogger?

Read more in my article at Naked Security.