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Just check around if you want to find them. There are couple of hardware keylogger types. Wireless keyboards are more vulnerable because all keystrokes can be catched from air. You can build a device that listens specific channel to catch keystrokes and decrypts it, this kind of devices can be placed anywhere in range. Standart wired keyborads are more ...


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With Android (and I believe iOS now), third party keyboards can be downloaded and used with other apps. Google has no way of enforcing that the third-party software is not recording your keystrokes during its operation. So as a way to cover themselves they give a blanket warning whenever the keyboard is changed. This is why the warning explicitly tells ...


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Valid concern for both Android and iOS now that Apple has enabled third-party keyboard options there. For Android, there are several security solutions with firewalls that enable you to cut off network access to particular applications, even if full network access is allowed in the permissions of those apps. Some require root access and I cannot personally ...


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It obtains explicit consent because the phone does not know whether or not the keyboard sends data to anyone. So, it asks for that consent on any keyboard you download. It's almost certainly an anti-lawsuit disclaimer. If you want to test for yourself whether the data goes anywhere, download Fiddler (on your desktop/laptop), point your phone at it and start ...


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Can This be done? I would say yes, but with some caveats. Depending on the cable and the data, you would need some very expensive / sensitive equipment to pull this off. To me this is a similar issue to the old Van Eck Phreaking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Eck_phreaking). Intel has some tech to circumvent this kind of attack: ...


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I'll do my best to deal with your first question, since people mainly discussed the second and third ones you asked--and respectfully those are simple matters of fact, and subordinate logic. Yes you can get malware/viruses (it is increasingly common, much more than Apple wants to admit), and therefore yes you want to protect yourself from that stuff. ...



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