Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Keyboard phones home...
Posted on 31-Jan-2003 23:39 | Filed under: News



This user found a not so nice bill (NZ$ 900, around US$ 450) for excess bandwidth on his cable-modem connection... The culprit? A HP Multimedia Keyboard.

Apparently this keyboard model pings an address to check if there's an internet connection active. If the connection is active, a LED in the keyboard lights up.

Since then HP updated the keyboard drivers, paid the bill...



More information: http://www.pcworld.co.nz/webhome.nsf/UNID/4F9...







Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Help, someone else was driving my car and had an accident, am I liable?
Created by MzAliceD, last reply by DaveDog on 17-Oct-2019 12:37 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


SKY announce Rugby rights to 2025
Created by JPNZ, last reply by rugrat on 17-Oct-2019 01:12 (82 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


NZ Cricket to Spark Sport
Created by JPNZ, last reply by tdgeek on 17-Oct-2019 13:21 (136 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


PBTech and Education computers
Created by kiwifidget, last reply by gzt on 15-Oct-2019 21:46 (14 replies)

ASB Bank Cheque clearance times !!
Created by maxeon, last reply by Handle9 on 16-Oct-2019 01:25 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Mercury Energy - 2 year fixed price
Created by Dulouz, last reply by richms on 17-Oct-2019 09:59 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Anyone got any recommendations for office chairs for a 6,5 Guy?
Created by mayhemfighter, last reply by Lias on 16-Oct-2019 19:10 (12 replies)

Real World usage is it worth paying more for the Fibre + 950 MBit plans or is a 100 MBit (200 MBit in CHCH) good enough
Created by DeepBlueSky, last reply by richms on 17-Oct-2019 14:39 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3