31 Mar '14, 8pm
A Real Malware In A Mouse
I wouldn’t consider HaD malware, but I certainly see your point; pulling up a website is hardly the end-all-be-all of attacks, especially if it is designed to only happen when someone is using the computer and will notice it right away. BUT…set it on a 3-5 hour non-activity timer and you know it isn’t going to pop while the user is talking on the phone, eating lunch at their desk, watching a movie, etc…it is only going to pop after they go home for the day. Make the script so that after installing it cleans up after itself and then hides the extra device and you have a winner…assuming the computer has internet access. Of course, if you wanted to cause massive damage to Iran’s uranium enrichment and you know it is a stand-alone network, there are other options. After the last “hacked mouse” I did a bit of checking and found this: http://isostick.com/ . Basically it is a USB...