$10 USB charger that steals MS keyboard strokes

It sounds like the stuff of a James Bond flick or something described in documents leaked by former NSA subcontractor Edward Snowden. In fact, the highly stealthy keystroke logger can be built by someone with only slightly above-average technical skills for as little as $10. Called KeySweeper, it’s a device disguised as a functioning USB wall charger that sniffs, decrypts, logs, and transmits all input typed into a Microsoft wireless keyboard.

KeySweeper is the brainchild of Samy Kamkar, a hacker who has a track record of devising clever exploits that are off the beaten path. The namesake of the Samy worm that inadvertently knocked MySpace out of commission in 2005, Kamkar has concocted drones that seek out and hack other drones and devised exploits that use Google Streetview and Google Wi-Fi location data to stalk targets. His hacks underscore the darker side of the connected world that makes it possible for bad guys to monitor our most private communications and everyday comings and goings.

KeySweeper follows the same path. Unveiled on Monday, it provides the software and hardware specifications for building a highly stealthy sniffing device that plucks out every keystroke inputted to a Microsoft wireless keyboard. The device can either log the input on a chip for physical retrieval later, or it can use an optional GSM chip to transmit the keystrokes wirelessly to the attacker. For maximum efficiency, it can be programmed to send the operator SMS messages whenever certain keywords—think “bankofamerica.com,” “confidential,” or “password”—are entered. The entire sniffing device can be stashed inside an AC USB charger that powers the device. It recharges when plugged in and runs off of battery when not connected to a power source. To people being spied on, it looks like just another USB charger plugged into a wall socket.

By Dan Goodin – Ars Technica –

GMO Food Vaccines & Forced Vaccinations

A Japanese Research team is working on genetically engineering mosquitoes to deliver vaccines. These are the flying vaccines of the future. Far fetched? Bill Gates doesn’t think so. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2008 allotted a $100,000 grant to this research team for just that project. This is from the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Washington Chapter website.

GMO’s Enable Trojan Horse Vaccinations.

Edible vaccines, as GMO foods, are in the future as well. Meat and Poultry, a business journal for meat and poultry processors, reports in a May 5, 2009 article, by Bryan Salvage, that researchers at Iowa State University are working on creating a method to install vaccines into corn crops.

“We’re trying to figure out which genes from the swine influenza virus to incorporate into corn”, stated Hank Harris, a researcher on the project. “If a swine flu virus breaks out, the corn could be shipped to the location to try to vaccinate animals and humans in the area quickly. …there is no need for extensive vaccine purification, which can be an expensive process.”

This way even corn products, including corn chips and corn syrup, which is ubiquitous in processed foods, can serve as vaccination vehicles for humans while the corn itself is fed to hogs. Starting in 1996, bananas have been considered as a vaccination vehicle for developing countries. Keep in mind that this will be genetically engineered, or GMO (genetically modified organisms), so you won’t know where and when it will show up on the food shelves.

That’s simply because the GMO firms managed to lobby for exemption from labeling GMO foods with the previous administration in the USA. Some nations are better off with labeling and tend to be GMO resistive, especially in the EU. But basically, here and in most other nations, there will be a method to sneak in vaccinations while you eat.

Maybe you want the immunity that you think exists from vaccines anyway, and eating food for vaccinations beats needles! It’s cheaper too. But who’s to know which foods contain what vaccines since GMO’s are not labeled. How much of a vaccine is not enough and how much is too much? Are the GE food vaccines tainted? These questions linger. Since foods as vaccine Trojan Horses are genetically engineered, there are the GMO health ramifications in addition to the vaccination hazards.

From The Liberty Beacon –