What is a keylogger?
A keylogger is a software program designed to work on the target computer’s operating system. While there are commercial keyloggers sold on the Internet for purposes of surveillance, most keyloggers and keylogging malware are malicious programs planted physically or remotely by cyber criminals on target computers to observe and record the users’ keystrokes. The stolen information can then be used to assume the victims’ identities to steal money or to compromise a company’s database or critical systems.
When you do something online, you type on your keyboard and your keystrokes will travel along a path in the Windows operating system to reach the destination application, say your bank’s website, so your bank can verify your identity and grant you access.
Many places along this path, malware/spyware can be physically or remotely planted on your computer by cyber criminals to intercept your keystrokes so they can get your private information. Since most malware today has keystroke logging capability, keylogging has become a major cause for data loss in recent years and a particularly challenging problem to tackle.
How can i protect myself from keylogers?
Download KeyScrambler Because traditional anti-virus, anti-malware programs cannot remove a keylogging malware without first knowing its signature, they often fail to protect user info from attacks by new, unknown malware. KeyScrambler protects the user’s keystroke data where they are vulnerable to theft and is effective in securing user info from both existing and new keylogging attacks.