keylogger


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key·log·ger

 (kē′lô′gər, -lŏg′ər)
n.
A software program or hardware device that records or transmits a user's keystrokes, and in some cases periodic screen shots, and is usually installed without the user's knowledge.

keylogger

A program or piece of hardware that records every keystroke made on a computer keyboard.
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The company has been shipping a keylogger on at least 460 laptop models, and while it's disabled by default, enabling it is as simple as flipping a registry switch.
The issue is specifically with a audio driver installed on some HP laptops, which have a keylogger built-in and stores the log files unencrypted on the laptop itself.
A keylogger is a malicious software program, usually called "spyware" or "malware," that records every keystroke made on a keyboard including mobile devices.
Sixty-three percent of all reported data breaches in the last 12 months -- including Target and Home Depot -- originated with a keylogger.
On May 15th, a simple Grabit keylogger was found to be maintaining thousands of victim account credentials from hundreds of infected systems.
Logging keystrokes, screen captures and webcam streams, analyzing Skype chats, social and IM communications, tracking Web and application activities make Refog Free Keylogger the most advanced free parental control suite on the market.
The agency's advisory said :"The keylogger malware captured the keys struck by other hotel guests that used the business centre computers, subsequently sending the information via email to the malicious actors' email accounts.
A keylogger programme, on the other hand, does not require physical access, and can be intentionally downloaded to monitor activity on a computer.
Globalshareware, a software platform of DinoDirect China Limited, has introduced computer monitoring software on its platform for office and home users, called Elite Keylogger, the company announced yesterday.
The use of keylogger software is thought to have contributed to online banking fraud more than doubling during 2008 to pounds 52.
This hides the actual password and is what will be stored on keylogger records.
You can download free programs like Keylogger, which runs in the background and records what is being typed on the keyboard.