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Logitech Response to Unifying Receiver Research Findings

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You may have read or heard that researchers from Bastille Security found a potential vulnerability in Logitech’s Unifying receiver. The Unifying receiver allows you to connect multiple compatible keyboards and mice to a laptop or desktop computer with a single USB receiver.

 

Bastille Security approached us regarding their work. We have been in regular communication with them since and together have discussed their findings.

 

Bastille Security identified the vulnerability in a controlled, experimental environment. The vulnerability would be complex to replicate and would require physical proximity to the target. It is therefore a difficult and unlikely path of attack.

 

We have nonetheless taken Bastille Security’s work seriously and developed a firmware fix. If you have concerns, and would like to ensure this vulnerability is eliminated, you can follow these steps:

 

Instructions to update the Unifying firmware on Windows

 

  1. Download and install Unifying Software.

  2.  To check the firmware version on your Unifying receiver, go to Unifying SoftwareAdvanced, and then select the Unifying Receiver.


Unifying - Advanced View.png

 

  1. The version of the firmware is listed in the right pane.
  • If the firmware version is in 012.xxx.000xx format, download and save RQR_012_005_00028.exe through the following link: http://logt.ly/0222
  • If the firmware version is in 024.xxx.000xx format, download and save RQR_024_003_00027.exe through the following link: http://logt.ly/0224
  1. Run the downloaded firmware package.

  2. Open Unifying SoftwareAdvanced, then select the Unifying Receiver.

  3. In the right pane, click on Update Firmware and wait until the firmware update is complete.

 

Note: To have all the features working correctly after updating the firmware, please ensure that you have the latest version of SetPoint and/or Options software that supports your device.

 

 

 

 

Instructions to update the Unifying firmware on Mac

 

 

  1. Download and install Unifying Software.

  2.  To check the firmware version on your Unifying receiver, go to Unifying SoftwareAdvanced, and then select the Unifying Receiver.

 

Unifying - MAC.png

 

 

 

  1. The version of the firmware is listed in the right pane.
  • If the firmware version is in 12.xx (xx) format, download and save ‘Unifying FW Receiver 12.zip’ through the following link: http://chilp.it/c0aaebe
  • If the firmware version is in 24.xx (xx) format, download and save ‘Unifying FW Receiver 24.zip’ through the following link: http://chilp.it/ad49797
  1. Install the downloaded firmware package.

  2. In Unifying Software → Advanced, then select the Unifying Receiver.

  3. In the right pane, click on Update Firmware.

  4. Click on Update and wait until the firmware update is complete.

  5. Click on Finish.

 

Note: To have all the features working correctly after updating the firmware, please ensure that you have the latest version of LCC and/or Options software that supports your device.

 

 


Logitech’s Unifying technology was launched in 2007 and has been used by millions of our consumers since. To our knowledge, we have never been contacted by any customer with such an issue related to this potential vulnerability.