Archive for August, 2010
Next in a long run of Windows hacks, we have a device that can not be blocked easily via software, and is fully customizable. The Teensy 2.0 (purchased for $18 at www.pjrc.com) is an Arduino-like microcontroller that can be programmed to act as a keyboard once plugged in. The device and vendor IDs can be changed at will, making it extremely difficult to block it as a single device. (I, myself, have mine identifying as an Apple Pro Keyboard - as it requires no drivers in Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows - and doesn't queue off OS X to identify an unknown keyboard.) There is an application out there that takes inventory of your USB devices and monitors for, and blocks, new devices - but unless you have this highly obscure program running, you are likely to to fall victim to this device.