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Bastille Threat Research Team Tracking Number 14
Document version: 1.0
Overview
The Toshiba PA3871U-1ETB wireless keyboard does not encrypt packets transmitted over the air,
making it possible to sniff keystrokes typed by the user, and inject arbitrary keystrokes into
the computer.
Affected Platforms
The following products have been tested and shown to be affected:
- Toshiba PA3871U-1ETB wireless keyboard
- Toshiba PA3844D USB dongle (USB ID 0458:00ce)
Impact
The keyboard and USB dongle communicate using an unencrypted wireless protocol, making it possible
to sniff keystrokes and inject malicious keystrokes.
Mitigation
Exploiting this vulnerability involves wirelessly communicating with a USB dongle, which requires
physical proximity to the target computer.
Suggested Solutions
No solution available for recommendation.
More Information
https://www.keysniffer.net/
Test Environment
Packet sniffing and injection were tested using a nRF24LU1+ based USB dongle to transmit RF packets
to a Toshiba PA3844D USB dongle.
Credits
Marc Newlin