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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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.
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.
The affected products include REFOG Personal Monitor, REFOG Keylogger, REFOG Employee Monitor, and REFOG Terminal Monitor.
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.
Keylogger is a kind of surveillance software that is readily available on the internet and offers the chance for PC users to keep tabs on what people are using the computer for.
The researchers demonstrated (without in any way hacking, or even entering, the system) that the problem they observed, together with the illegal use of a keylogger, would in principle allow an attacker to gather all the necessary information required to enter any customer account.