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The ultimate in encrypted wireless keyboards


All wireless keyboards from Wireless Computing keyboards use AES Secure technology, an implementation of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) for keyboard encryption.Also known as Rijndael encryption, AES is a powerful cryptographic algorithm adopted by the United States government in 1999. Over the past decade, AES encryption has become widely used not only to protect sensitive government and military data, but to secure all kinds of electronic data, including financial transactions. Notably, AES encryption is the first "open source" algorithm approved by the United States' National Security Agency (NSA).

AES encryption protects typed keystrokes against illicit interception. Keystrokes are encrypted with a 128-bit secret key before transmission over the air. After reception, the receiver applies the secret key to remove the encryption and uncover the original keystroke. AES encryption, transmission and decryption introduce no perceivable typing lag or delay.

Despite its speed, the 128-bit secret key makes AES wireless encryption incredibly secure. In the 10 years since the adoption of the AES encryption standard, no one has ever succeeded in breaking an AES encrypted transmission.

AES Secure, the implementation of AES used in Wireless Computing encrypted wireless keyboards, has not been formally certified under a Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP). Nonetheless, AES Secure provides most of the protection required by FIPS 197. To achieve CMVP certification, FIPS 197 requires a second, "public-key" encryption algorithm be used solely to encrypt the AES secret key when it is transferred between devices. This second algorithm makes sense when the AES secret key changes often. But in an encrypted keyboard, the AES secret key need only be transferred one time - during keyboard installation. AES Secure thus omits a second, "public-key" encryption algorithm.

Wireless Computing models incorporating AES wireless keyboard encryption: RF-240, RF-222 and RF-600.

White Paper: AES Encryption-Security for Wireless Keyboards.

Read the Wikipedia entry on AES encryption, the Advanced Encryption Standard.


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