DIY wireless keylogger makes you feel like James Bond (In your own little world)

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Do you need to keep tabs on the kids while they browse the Internet? How about your husband/wife – do you suspect they are dabbling in extra-curriculars on the side? Hey, you’ve got your insecurities reasons, we won’t judge. We will however, show you what [Jerry] over at Keelog has been working on lately.

While the company sells hardware keylogger kits online, [Jerry] has relied on, and understands the importance of open source. Since we all benefit from things being open, he is giving away all of the details for one of his most recent projects, a wireless keylogger. The keylogger plugs in to a PC’s PS/2 port, and wirelessly sends data to a nearby USB dongle up to 20 yards away, all in real-time.

A detailed parts list is provided, as are schematics, PCB masks, firmware, and assembly instructions. However, if you prefer the easier route, you can always buy the completed product or a DIY kit.

This isn’t the first open source keylogger he has released, so be sure to check out his previous work if you prefer a wired keylogging solution.

15 thoughts on “DIY wireless keylogger makes you feel like James Bond (In your own little world)

  1. Bah, those only get cited when they’re trying to justify going after Julian Assange. If it’s your husband/wife no government is going to step into the middle of that (unless she mic’s a teddy bear – saw that on Ars this week), and if it’s your minor child you have every right to do it.

  2. “Bah, those only get cited when they’re trying to justify going after Julian Assange. If it’s your husband/wife no government is going to step into the middle of that (unless she mic’s a teddy bear – saw that on Ars this week), and if it’s your minor child you have every right to do it.”

    Heard about Human rights ….. well if not dont bother to check it too but even childrens have them so…its same thing that opening someones letters..(and even if you but sign that says”this computer is being monitored” dosnt mean anything youre still violating human rights)

  3. Cool idea, but how many people (regular people that buy this stuff, not nostalgic-loving geeks like us) still use ps/2 ports for their keyboards? Every new keyboard I’ve seen for the last 3 years has been usb (with MAYBE an adapter included).

  4. @Tervy Actually opening a letter is a federal offense. This is just an ethical offense. Also, let’s all keep in mind that what you find out from a keylogger may not be as bad as if your spouse finds out you’ve been keylogging them.

  5. Since every computer in my house is owned by me this does not pose a problem. If my wife and children ever decide to purchase their own systems then it becomes one.

    So far I haven’t seen a need for anything like this. My DNS provider provides me with all the info. I need about our surfing habits.

    Nice to know there are cheap options available if they become necessary.

  6. In all farness it shouldn’t be too difficult to implement this with USB – there are plenty of USB keyloggers out there.

    The only computers in our house with USB keyboards are our Macs and my wife’s machine since none of them have PS/2 ports on them.

    The others all have IBM or IBM clone PS/2 clicky keyboards or they are laptops/netbooks with their own built-in.

    I’ve dealt with too many flaky USB keyboards to fully like or trust them all that much. Of course YMMV.

  7. @AgedCheddar
    I’ve been using USB keyboards for a very, very long time on many, many computers with no problems whatsoever – Both wired and wireless units. Are you sure it’s not the user that is flaky?

  8. As far as I know it’s not WiFi 2.4GHz link… it’s their own 1:1 protocol using 2.4GHz frequency. WiFi scanner will be useless here.

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