Strange keyboard (viral?) behaviour
Philip Lykke Carlsen
plcplc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 15:29:23 UTC 2006
tirsdag 13 juni 2006 16:44 skrev Eric Schuele:
> On 06/12/06 14:17, Philip Lykke Carlsen wrote:
> > mandag 12 juni 2006 20:48 skrev du:
> >> Philip Lykke Carlsen wrote:
> >>> Hm. A little more research seems to have narrowed it down a bit.
> >>> Apparently the text come from my sisters windows pc and is transmitted
> >>> realtime to my freebsd machine, peculiar as it may sound. but at least
> >>> now I have the means to look at the problem more carefully.
> >>> But I am still at a loss as to explain how it continued typing even
> >>> after I unplugged the network card (it's a laptop..), and how it was
> >>> able to continue even in singleuser mode before the network had been
> >>> properly set up (let alone plugged in at all).
> >> Wireless keyboard on your sister's machine and your laptop just happens
> >> to have a compatible receiver built-in?
> >> David
> > Hm. now that you mention it, that does seem probable.
> > And sure enough.. looking closer, the typing stops when I unplug the usb
> > wireless mouse/keyboard reciever.. it's just.. it has never happened
> > before now.. and we've been using this setup for ages.. and I never had
> > quite this success in keyboard transmitting range.. 10 meters at least
> > and through at least four solid brick and steel walls..
> > hm.. i guess disabling usb-keyboards via devfs.rules or by removing the
> > support from the kernel would solve the problem.
> > But thanks very much.
> > very much indeed :-D
> > hm.. I wonder why I didn't at least consider the possibility of it being
> > the wireless keyboard..
> I'm curious....
> Originally you said it was playing back YOUR previous GAIM conversation.
> Then above you mention "real time text" from your sister's pc. If it
> is the former... your sister's pc may have a keylogger on it, no? And
> may require some investigation.
Well, that is, I thought so. Because the text being replayed looked very much
like the conversation my sister had had when she borrowed my GAIM a week ago.
A little detail that I neglected to tell about .
Heh, that just proves how very low the diversity in her conversations is :p
So.. no keylogger in the end.. just the damned keyboard muxer..
> Either way, now (with wireless keyboard)... the keylogger only needs to
> be near your machine, not installed on it. :S
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