Peripherals

Once we have looked at the security of the IT systems, we need to look at the vulnerabilities of the peripherals to see where they are vulnerable:

  • Wireless keyboards/wireless mice: Wireless keyboards/wireless mice should not be used on secure systems as they are not encrypted and could easy be intercepted by a wireless packet sniffer.
  • Displays: We need to ensure that we use display filters and do not have the displays facing outside windows. This is to prevent shoulder surfing.
  • Wi-Fi enabled MicroSD cards: Wi-Fi enabled MicroSD cards have the same vulnerabilities as wireless keyboard and mice, where the data can be intercepted by a wireless packet sniffer.
  • Printers/MFDs: Printers/multifunction devices are very vulnerable. For ...

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