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  • #4006277

    Malicious software and hardware in mouse?

    by Oblivion99 ·

    Hello

    I assume a mouse like Logitech G302 can hold some data? Since it autoruns software / driver, when you connect it.

    1.
    Can you transfer malicious software to a mouse like Logitech G302, and then use it to infect a computer with malicious software?

    2.
    Can you scan a mouse like Logitech G302 for malicious software etc.?

    3.
    Can hidden hardware in a mouse like Logitech G302 be used as cellular internet hub, and then “steal” / transfer data from the computer, without the user knowing?

    I am not looking for guides / tips on how to do it.
    Just wanna know if it possible, and if it is only something like the NSA could do.

    Thank you

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    • #4006283

      Reply To: Malicious software and hardware in mouse?

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Malicious software and hardware in mouse?

      I suppose anything is possible. At least in the US, electronic devices have to receive FCC/FTC approval in which the manufacturer must disclose their product’s elements/capabilities. Are you concerned about your personal security or just curious about the topic?

      Personally, I use a Logitech G903 SE mouse and have never been concerned about such things.

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 3 days ago by birdmantd.
    • #4006293

      Re: driver

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Malicious software and hardware in mouse?

      It’s not the mouse that runs the driver. It’s Windows that does it, after it detects a mouse. USB devices can tell what they are, as part of the connection protocol.

      • #4006310

        Agreed with Kees_b

        by birdmantd ·

        In reply to Re: driver

        It’s not the tail that wags the dog.

        • #4006968

          Reply To: Malicious software and hardware in mouse?

          by Oblivion99 ·

          In reply to Agreed with Kees_b

          Can you try to elaborate?
          And also answer 1, 2, 3?

          Thank you

      • #4006945

        Reply To: Malicious software and hardware in mouse?

        by Oblivion99 ·

        In reply to Re: driver

        My questions are regarding after manufacturer. If a person could do 1 and 3.

        I am not a person of interest / high profile. Just curious about the topic.

    • #4008150

      Reply To: Malicious software and hardware in mouse?

      by umairkasra786 ·

      In reply to Malicious software and hardware in mouse?

      Such is the case with the mouse and wireless keyboard. As it turns out, these helpful devices may be letting in viruses and hackers. That is right. Many computer users are unknowingly vulnerable.

      • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by umairkasra786.
      • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by kees_b.
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