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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...


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