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    BBC News: Snooping through the power socket

    We better all stop using those nasty power sockets to power our equipment! I'm having a wind turbine set up instead of letting Mr Spy see what I'm doing on my computer.

    Seriously though, a genuine BBC News article: BBC NEWS | Technology | Snooping through the power socket

    Ross

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    Do people still use PS/2 Keyboards ? we sell more usb than PS/2

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    I can't see why USB or PS2 should make any difference. I genuinely do not believe this is real. It's also unclear whether they mean 15 metres or 15 miles. I presume 15 metres which is quite useless really in a real life attempt at an attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I can't see why USB or PS2 should make any difference. I genuinely do not believe this is real. It's also unclear whether they mean 15 metres or 15 miles. I presume 15 metres which is quite useless really in a real life attempt at an attack.
    It's 15 metres, and I can quite believe it's real. However what they don't take into account is when there's more than 1 machine on a circuit, as then the information gets all muddled up surely, which as you said makes it useless in the real world!

    Mike.

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    It is real, its fifteen metres, and it fails the moment you have more than one variable input on a circuit.

    It wasn't meant to be some amazing hacking tool as they appear to be trying to present it, just a demonstration of what could be done.

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    Well, if it's at BlackHat later this month, I guess that a demo video will follow shortly afterwards.

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