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PSA: Go update your Logitech Unifying Receivers like, right now

They’re still being shipped with a major vulnerability.

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It’s been a few years since hackers discovered a remote takeover hack involving Logitech’s Unifying Receivers. MouseJack as it became known, is a pretty serious vulnerability and it’s still viable today. That’s because Logitech in its wisdom is still shipping devices from the factory that are vulnerable.

Back in 2016, Logitech released patches to fix the vulnerability for users, but somehow it didn’t apply it to unshipped devices. It also means that some store shelves might have unpatched gear, so it’s worth running the updates just in case your hardware is still affected.

Here’s how to update your Logitech gear

Okay, so all you need to do is download a little utility from Logitech, which will patch your firmware so the MouseJack remote access hack isn’t viable anymore.

  • Download the update for your Unifying Receivers (Windows / Mac), or if you own a Logitech G900 gaming mouse, download that too
  • Run the file once downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions to apply the fixes

That’s it, now MouseJack shouldn’t trouble you. There’s a related vulnerability that’s getting patched out in August, so keep an eye out for that. You’ll want to download and run the updates asap once they’re available.

Surprised that Logitech was still shipping out products that could be affected? Did you update? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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