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'BadBarcode' Sensors Can Be Used to Hack Computers

  • Author:Rick
  • Source:Yumite
  • Release on:2015-11-26
Now all of us noted that BadBarcode is a serious problem. "Host system using keyboard emulation barcode scanner is potentially vulnerable. Kiosks with touch screen and barcode scanner are easy to be compromised. Barcode scanner that support ADF or some special keyboard emulation features can be utilised to achieve automatic and advanced attack. Other device via keyboard emulation connection might suffer from the same problem," he wrote.

At the same event, a researcher had discovered a vulnerability in Chrome for Android that gives an attacker access to the handset. Also, researchers had found vulnerabilities in Samsung's smartphones that allows an attacker to intercept calls and messages by making the handsets connect to a compromised base station.

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So we should use the safe and reliable barcode scanner.