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[–] RevanProdigalKnight 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Short answer: not very secure. Buy a wired keyboard instead.

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[–] onewatt 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Source? Bluetooth pairing and key exchange is not currently exploitable unless you find a buggy implementation. Bluetooth is hard to sniff as it hops frequently, so even monitoring a Bluetooth connection for traffic requires special hardware.

Nothing is unhackable, but the time and effort required to decrypt Bluetooth traffic is well above what most attackers will have access to.

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[–] SkepticalSquirrel [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I have seen alot of things made into guns.... That just seems unnecessary. :-)

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[–] vanities 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Holy shit that's cool. I've been wondering if anyone has tried making a long-range wifi adapter.

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[–] ialreadyhaveaccount 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Try a cantenna first!

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[–] onewatt 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I also saw those ten years ago. While antenna asymmetry will always be with us, the protocol has improved to deal with the particular attacks used in those demos.

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[–] Zkv 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Put two spaces at the end of the line to make it go to a new line.
That way this line will be on a new line - but this section is not.

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[–] NeonMan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bluetooth is not very secure and embedded applications like keyboards are likely to je using an older (read: even less secure) revision of the protocol.

Adding insult to injury, a lot of these devices pair without any encryption at all (no PIN) or do so without the user being able to authenticate the pairing. Another common practice is using a hardcoded PIN that, for an attacker point of view, is as good as no protection.

TL;DR: No, don't use a wireless keyboard if privacy is a concern.

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[–] Makes_U_Mad 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

About as secure as yelling really loud in a crowded park.

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[–] Drenki 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You made the right decision /u/SkepticalSquirrel and not from a security standpoint (as Bluetooth is plenty secure). Typing on a bluetooth keyboard SUCKS. You get stuck keys and drop-outs (press key, but don't get letter on screen). I have a Logitech K810 that I thought would be fantastic because, at the time, it was one of the only backlit bluetooth keyboards. Only paid $50 but it was a waste of money.

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[–] Seethus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

With the latest Android update you don't have to worry about security because it crashes every other second

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[–] faissaloo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not secure at all, if you need security, don't have a bluetooth keyboard, they can be hijacked super easily and an attacker could start executing code all over your system

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