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Chinese Keyboard Maker Caught Tracking Typed Keys on Customer’s Computers
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 02:15:44 PM »
Chinese Keyboard Maker Caught Tracking Typed Keys on Customer’s Computers
7 November 2017, 1:10 pm

Chinese mechanical keyboard manufacturer MantisTek has allegedly included keylogging capabilities in the software application offered to customers of its GK2 model.

Specifically developed to provide more customization options for RGB illumination and macros, the keyboard companion software can also track typed keys on the keyboard and send information to a server that’s being hosted on Alibaba Cloud.

A component described as “cloud driver” appears to be responsible for recording the keypresses and sending them to IP 47.90.52.88, with the data then stored in two different locations, namely /cms/json/putkeyusedata.php and /cms/json/putuserevent.php.

The worst thing is that the data is being transmitted unencrypted, which means that anyone who monitors the traffic of your Internet connection can intercept the logged information ... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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