Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard
The Advanced Encryption Standard is a specification for the encryption of electronic data. Established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2001, it has been adopted by the United States government and other countries around the world to protect confidential data and information.
Why do I need AES for a keyboard?
Wireless keyboards transmit information over the air, which creates an often overlooked point of vulnerability. Without proper security measures in place, a cyber-thief could intercept your keystrokes and gain access to your passwords, credit card numbers, and other vital information.
What additional features help keep AES keyboards secure?
To prevent others from accessing your keyboard’s secret AES encryption key, we have created firmware that blocks access to the key once it is installed in the keyboard and receiver in the factory. In addition, Microsoft AES keyboards use random data generation and unique identifiers for each transmission to prevent more sophisticated attacks.
If I use an AES keyboard, is my private and confidential information 100% safe?
AES is among the most secure electronic data encryption standards in use today. There are however, no guarantees when it comes to security. We recommend that you stay informed about threats, use strong passwords, and keep your systems and security software up to date.