Keyboard won't accept input

Curt Tresenriter ctres at grics.net
Wed Dec 17 02:30:38 UTC 2014


On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:13:20 +0100
Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 14 December 2014 at 11:36, CenturyLink Customer <ctres at grics.net>
> wrote:
> > I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 using a Logitech wireless keyboard
> > through a KVM switch.
> 
> 
> I know this is not really helpful, but my comment would be: *don't*
> try using a wireless k/b through a KVM.
> 
> Both KVMs and wireless HID kit rely a lot on device detection and
> auto-negotiated connections. I would /expect/ a pairing of them to be
> unreliable.
> 
> This argument summarises my views on wireless keyboards:
> https://twitter.com/swiftonsecurity/status/540919926769602560
> 
> In other words: don't.

Not sure I get the issue. Built in keyloggers?.. or just USB being
vulnerable? Wouldn't someone have to be pretty close to capture my
keystrokes?

As for functionality...
Logitech's unity receiver has been flawless - never an issue, plug it
in turn on the switch boot the boxen and I'm off to the races.

Curt










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