Bastille MouseJack

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Mar 09, 2016 10:00 pm PST

Logitech issued the following statement in response to a report on Logitech’s Unifying receiver. The Unifying receiver allows a user to connect multiple compatible keyboards and mice to a laptop or desktop computer with a single USB receiver. Asif Ahsan, senior director, engineering at Logitech have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Asif Ahsan, Senior Director, Engineering at Logitech:

“Bastille Security recently approached us regarding our Unifying receiver. We have been in regular communication with them since and together have discussed their findings.

Bastille Security identified the vulnerability in a controlled, experimental environment. The vulnerability would be complex to replicate and would require physical proximity to the target. It is therefore a difficult and unlikely path of attack.

We have nonetheless taken Bastille Security’s work seriously and developed a firmware fix. If any of our customers have concerns, and would like to ensure that this potential vulnerability is eliminated, they can learn more and download the firmware HERE. They should also ensure their Logitech Options software is up to date.

Logitech’s Unifying technology was launched in 2007 and has been used by millions of our consumers since. To our knowledge, we have never been contacted by any consumer with such an issue.”[/su_note]

[su_box title=”About Logitech” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]LogitechFocused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world. We started in 1981 with mice, which (new at the time) provided a more intuitive way of interacting with a personal computer. We became the worldwide leader in computer mice, and have reinvented the mouse in dozens of ways to match the evolving needs of PC and laptop users. With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control.For each of our product categories, we study how our customers use their digital devices, and then our designers and engineers set their sights on how we can create a better experience with those devices – richer, more comfortable, more fun, more productive, more convenient, more delightful.[/su_box]