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Phantom Keystroker Gets Updated – Is Still Far From Being ‘Phantom’

Phantom Keystroker V2 (Images courtesy ThinkGeek)
By Andrew Liszewski

We originally brought you the Phantom Keystroker back in March of 2008, and at that time it was a rather homebrew-looking device that even my grandmother would find suspicious if she found it attached to the back of a computer. Well ThinkGeek’s now selling the Phantom Keystroker V2, and while the latest model actually looks like a professional product, it’s still far from what I’d consider ‘phantom.’

Like the original, the Keystroker V2 will emulate a keyboard and mouse attached to the victim’s computer, and will periodically make random mouse movements, toggle the caps-lock and throw out random bits of text. The new version’s also got a set of switches on the side allowing you to choose what events will actually plague the PC it’s attached to, as well as how often they occur. Convenient, but once again they make the device look rather suspicious were someone to discover it. $12.99 from ThinkGeek.

[ Phantom Keystroker V2 ] VIA [ bookofjoe ]







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  • moop2000

    See, that's fun and all, but to make it truely annoying, it should have wireless capability to sense when a specific transmitter is close by. Then when IT comes over to fix the “problem” with the transmitter in their pocket, the problem magically disappears. Thus making the person think they are going insane! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Podurgiel/1777644166 Kevin Podurgiel

    USB cable can run up to 30 feet. Run a length and plug one of these in and they won't get suspicious of an extra cable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Podurgiel/1777644166 Kevin Podurgiel

    USB cable can run up to 30 feet. Run a length and plug one of these in and they won't get suspicious of an extra cable.