Keyboard hidden hardware?
by mr_fixxit - 7/25/12 11:28 PM
I bought a couple of USB computer keyboards at the County Fair. Got home and plugged one in and it seemed to work OK. Then I got a blue screen. Two reboots and then it wouldn't get past "Welcome". Luckily, I have removables on my system, so I made that drive a slave and booted with another drive. Did a scan and found two viruses. My question - Is it possible that guy added some hardware into the keyboard to drop a virus? I took it apart and only found the small circuit board that contains the LEDs and a few other components. Anyone ever heard of someone doing this recently? Maybe just a coincidence?
Seems like a lot of trouble to go to, but who knows the mind of a criminal.
Short of plugging them in again, is there any way to test these keyboards?