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lee_can 09-22-2012 12:07 PM

Any Software for scrambling Keystroke (Ubuntu) ?
 
Hi,

Any idea about a scramble keyboard encryption for linux operating system?
or any idea for a firefox plugin who can encrypt keystroke?

Thanks in advance,

Regards

AwesomeMachine 09-23-2012 06:24 AM

You would only want that with wireless keyboard. And yes there are AES encrypted wireless keyboards.

lee_can 09-24-2012 03:30 AM

Thank you very much for your reply.
Is there any software which can be installed on linux system who can do the same (i mean encrypt each stroke) ??

Thanks and regards

jefro 09-24-2012 03:00 PM

There are secure computers that do some wild stuff to prevent any plain text interception. I have seen a few and they do some neat things.

In older computers you had to have special keyboards and chips in the motherboard and opto isolation.

Encrypting the keystrokes is only part of a secure system. For the most part in a home system, the only way one could get access is from a key logger. I doubt your room is being monitored with any sort of spy reception.

Yes, if you are going wireless then it might be easier to get the keystrokes.

NyteOwl 09-24-2012 05:22 PM

If you mean encrypt the keystrokes from the keyboard to the system then no, that has to be done in hardware. If you mean scramble incoming keystrokes between the kbd interface in the kernel and an application then yes it can be done in software. It's efficacy can vary widely depending on implementation. While it is possible to do this I do not know of a currently available Linux implementation.


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