A keylogger is a type of malware that records a user's keystrokes, customarily used to capture usernames and passwords.

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Linux keylogger without root or sudo! Is it real?

Somebody on Youtube claims to have a keylogger on Ubuntu that was neither executed nor installed as root. The link below shows a demo of it working. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fZAZTwyPQ ...
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How can I determine if a file or executable has a keylogger included with it?

I had a program created for me recently and didn't really think about it being executable posing a threat since I pretty much trust the source, but not completely. I then thought about the fact that ...
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How to calculate the ideal keyboard layout for programmers?

I'm thinking about creating a new keyboard layout for programming. Now I mostly program in HTML, JavaScript/jQuery/CoffeeScript, CSS/LESS/SASS, though I may dabble in shell scripting & RegEx soon,...
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Software with Malicious Intent binded to executable?

I had some software created for me by a coder overseas. I'm a little suspicious since the software is executable. I started thinking about the possibility that they could have binded a key logger to ...
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In the chromebook era, should I fear keyloggers?

Suppose we go to a cyber cafe that uses chromebooks. Since the OS is designed to make it difficult to install software keyloggers (by tampering the OS), and it is also difficult to install hardware ...
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Are Wireless Keyboard Inherently Insecure?

We all know about hardware keyloggers, but it seems to me that the concept of filtering keystrokes at the physical level gets even easier when people use wireless keyboards. To my knowledge, a ...
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Going overseas for while and using internet cafes, which precautions to take against keyloggers etc?

Ok lets say I'm taking an extended overseas trip and won't have a laptop with me. Reasons being it'll be too heavy to carry and also the country I'm in isn't very safe for carrying expensive items ...
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Are key scramblers effective in beating keyloggers?

Looking around online for a way to beat keyloggers, I encountered the term 'key scrambler'. My search for the term here on superuser.com didn't yield any result ... hence the question Are key ...
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Bypassing keyloggers - virtual keyboard

How effective are on-screen keyboards against software keyloggers? Windows 7 on-screen keyboard to be specific. They will definitely bypass hardware keyloggers but what about sophisticated software ...
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Is there a way to make sure that my keystrokes are not being tracked? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make sure that my keystrokes (for passwords) are not being tracked? I need to change my passwords and was wondering if there is a way to make it so that my keystrokes are not being ...
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Keyloggers and Virtualization

Whilst pondering about security, and setting up different VM for certain online activities deemed more risky or requiring extra security (banking, or visiting untrusted websites, etc), I came to think ...
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Surveillance of teenagers / keylogging on a machine [closed]

Is there any software for Windows that can monitor the activity of my children - what pages they are visiting, what they type, what passwords they use etc? I'm looking for something that's hard to ...
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How to identify a keylogger

I know that a keylogger had been installed in my girlfriend computer, what is the best way to find it? how do I get the email address that the keylogger is addressing the information?
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Is it possible to reinstall windows 8 upgrade on the SAME machine? (Clean Install)

I purchased the Windows 8 upgrade back in December. I've had it installed for a month now and am completely satisfied with the product. Although, just recently my ex-roommate confessed to me that he ...
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What is the best way to test for a keylogger on a Mac?

If I suspect that someone has installed a keylogger application on my computer, what is the best way to test/find if such an application exists? Also, if I boot my Mac in safe mode, does this mean ...
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Experience with anti-keyloggers?

Does anyone have any experiences with anti-keyloggers? I have been looking at Zemana and it looks good to me.
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Preventing Keystroke Hijacking

Is it virtually impossible to prevent keyboard Hijacking either at home or even at work? I mean you can't block anyone from hijacking your keystrokes at work or home or both correct? If there are ...
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How can data be retrieved from this port?

I saw an image on a social network saying that if your using a public computer do not use the one which has the following port on it as your data can be extracted out. Now I am wondering how can your ...
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how I check my installed svchost files if any is a virus or keylogger?

HI, I have kaspersky but like all anti virus it may miss a file and I have 14 services of svchost listed on my task manager, how to check if any of them is a virus or keylogger ? thanks
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What type of Keylogger cannot track Skype messages on PC?

I overheard my IT technicians saying that the company can track all our online messages, communications, activities but not the Skype conversation on our PC/laptop. How is that so? Isn't the ...
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Please help me get rid of asmonitor.exe

It might be silly and I trully apologize if the question is not apropriate here, but I have really tried and got to nowhere. I have a windows xp startup error which indicates something about asmonitor....
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extra letters in typed password, a worthwhile endeavour?

I've heard a view quite frequently that key loggers can be beaten very easily by entering extra letters in your password then deleting these (by highlighting with the mouse and hitting delete key). ...
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Python Keylogger

I am trying to make a python keylogger which automatically runs at startup. Here is the python code import pyHook, pythoncom, os, httplib, urllib, getpass, shutil, sys userName = getpass.getuser() ...
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Can key loggers exist in Ubuntu, and if so, how can they be detected and removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux keylogger without root or sudo! Is it real? Is it possible for a malicious website to install a key logger on my Ubuntu desktop? If so, how can I detect and ...
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I think somebody has access to my computer

Yesterday I received emails from Origin (EA) saying that my password, email and username were all changed. Not having done that myself, I reverted the changes, called EA security, set up a 2-step ...
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Can my company spy on me using antitheft software like Prey?

I'm a tech guy and I have my company Macbook with me at all the times. My company encourages me to use it as much as possible (even for my private tasks). I know all the Macbooks we own have Prey ...
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Access a PC remotely without user permission

I'm wondering if there is any way I can access a PC computer without user permission. To be more clear : I have a PC, on which I have Admonistrator permissions, I'm looking for a way to install ...
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Checking new computer for spyware and keyloggers

I just got a new computer from eBay. The previous owner cleaned off his own data with is good but how do I ensure that the system doesn't have any keyloggers or spyware. I won't reinstall the OS. ...
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Can hardware keyloggers be detected? & how?

Can one test if a device entails a "hardware" key logger? I already checked How do I detect keystroke loggers in a reliable way? In particular I am interested to know if hardware key loggers can be ...
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Windows 7: Free Key Logger [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Personal keylogger What free key logger software would you recommend for Windows 7? Something that runs in stealth mode and gets along with antivirus? Intentions: I just ...
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Is there any firefox addon which logs keystrokes made in firefox browser?

Is there any firefox addon which logs keystrokes made in firefox browser?.. If so what is it?
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Netstat -an in Command Line

In the below picture, as you see When I write netstat -an inside the command line I got this answer in the picture. The last line is different than others. Sometimes, I query netstat -an command ...
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where does the input from the pressed keys when on the desktop/homescreen goto/saved at what buffer?

how to capture the text input from the keyboard when not in any writing mode like in notepad or word i.e just on idle desktop and we randomly press keyboard buttons?
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Is it possible to embed a keylogger into a jpg image?

I'm curious to know if it's possible to make a jpg file that contains a keylogger that will execute when the image is opened. I strongly believe such thing is not possible, however I'm hearing more ...
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How can I use Windows 10 unattended, without getting keylogged and sending everything to Microsoft?

I would really like to test the technical preview of Windows 10. I don't want to just install a few programs on it and see if they work, I also don't just want to quickly check out the new ...
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Keyloggers for Windows 7 (and how does McAfee find malware)?

I would like to install a keyboard sniffer (AKA keylogger) on Windows 7 64-bit. However, when I go to most of these sites I get a warning from McAfee. And probably if I install the software McAfee ...
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Does this Terminal output indicate a that a keylogger has been installed on this Mac? [closed]

A friend is concerned that a keylogger has been installed on their machine, a Mac running MacOS 10.7. I have the following Terminal output. Do any of you spot any indication of keylogging apps ...
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How to find programs hidden in task manager? [closed]

Once I installed a keylogger on windows that was able to hide himself from Task Manager and even from msconfig.exe. Are there any way to find these programs?
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I have 4 Winlogons running in my computer

i usually only have 1 running i been searching on internet and some people say when you have over one winlogon.exe you are being keylogged im actually being keylogged or im just overreacting? im ...