A smartphone disguised as a keyboard used to control a computer? Thats new ….. To me anyway
A couple folks at this year’s Black Hat DC conference have devised a clever bit of code that allows a rooted smartphone — connected to a PC through USB — to pose as a keyboard or mouse in order to attack and control the computer. The hack takes advantage of USB’s inability to authenticate connected devices coupled with operating systems’ inability to filter USB packets, which would enable users to thwart such an attack. While utilizing a digital costume to hack a computer is a Pretty sweet idea, But its not much of a risk to users because the method still requires physical access to a USB port to work.
I Don’t know about you guys …. But i think im going to notice someone plugging in his phone in my Netbook’s USB port .