I have recently bought one of the recent "best" USB gaming mouses out there. The thing that is bothering that the marketing material says it contains a self-programmable computer embedded in the mouse, which is able to save the lightning, sensitivity and other settings.
On my Windows machine the mouse gets accepted as a HID-conform mouse and two times as a keyboard. On my Linux machine it gets accepted as a Tablet(!) and a mouse.
Can this somehow get exploited?
Has there been a recent BadUSB variant for gaming mouses or something similar?
Is this a real upcoming issue, since the gaming industry is currently booming and it seems it's not going to stop booming in the near future?
Since most of such USB gaming mouse are attached to the USB port at boot, is there a danger of messing with the boot?
How do you minimize the danger of possible USB sniffing in this context?