Users of Logitech’s wireless dongle should update their devices
July 16, 2019

A hack called ‘MouseJack’ could compromise your system.

A secutiy vulnerability that was present on Logitech’s wireless dongle was discovered a few years ago. Hackers have discovered that it can remotely access any PC where this dongle is connected, which prompted Logitech to immediately issue a patch.

But a few years later, it looks like the vulnerability is still present on some Logitech wireless dongles, including the ones that are shipping to customers. This is because most customers fail to realize that even the wireless dongle (Logitech officially calls it the Unifying Receiver) also needs to be updated.

The Verge pointed out there’s a good chance that some recievers have not been updated in the factory hence the ones that are still in shelves are also still vulnerable. A statement to The Verge by Logitech said, “Logitech evaluated the risk to businesses and to consumers, and did not initiate a recall of products or components already in the market and supply chain. We made the firmware update available to any customers that were particularly concerned, and implemented changes in products produced later.”

If you use any Logitech device, a quick search online should guide you to how to patch your device. As they always say, prevention is better than cure.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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