I live in a concrete-wall 4 level building and have a PC with a wireless mouse. Is it possible for my neighbor to break into my computer messing with my mouse receiver? Thanks in adv, Ad.
I mean not physically manipulating but remotely through the wall.
Depends upon which company mouse and keyboard you are using (cannot comment about those cheap Chinese companies) , To be honest, the top rated companies like Logitech, Microsoft, etc they have their own encryption and wireless channel facility. So you have to enable the pairing for the first time. And that's all. All your mouse-keyboard data is secured in a private tunnel. Even if someone get the signal he needs to decrypt the data to get the access what exactly are you typing. So I guess you r safe with your wireless mouse and keyboard all the time, if you but it from a good company.
Yes, it is possible with certain types of mouse. In fact, one make of wireless mouse and keyboard I have used were fitted with switches to swap between two different channels to help eliminate unintentional interaction.
Modern devices tend to have security encoding between the mouse and the receiver and a particular mouse has to be paired with its own receiver. There are thousands of different security encodings so the odds of interference are extremely low.
With Bluetooth mice, the device has to be paired with the computer, relying on the MAC address to identify the specific mouse to the computer. This should be immune to operation by a different mouse.
I hope this helps.
David has it right. The most someone could do would be to move your cursor around your screen blindly IF they had the proper frequency and enough power to reach your very low powered receiver and overpower your mouse signals.
No the mouse receiver does not have the capability of allowing hackers into the computer
it is unlikely without any way to see what he is doing, or knowing what your mouse's frequency code is.
If it is not properly protected, yes.