What I need to know is if my work laptop (remotely managed by Org) installs or tags some hidden software on any devices being plugged in to the USB (obvious security hardening on their own part) which may make it to my personal laptop via the USB dongle OR keyboard & mouse firmware.

My concern is what if that updated firmware that begins bootloading malware from external network via scripted keystrokes once connected to other computer or even transmits keylogs that way using static URLs. Hypothetical question, but has become more of possibility with current level of sophisticated hardware & firmware.

I'm not much concerned about wireless encryption part of security, and I have read through the risks of wireless MITM which is the least possibility in my scenario.

Here is the keyboard model that I own: https://www.hp.com/us-en/shop/pdp/hp-330-wireless-mouse-and-keyboard-combination

  • Take it apart and identify the chips. Be careful with (potential) rubberdomes.
    – secfren
    Mar 13 at 15:52


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