A limitation of software keystroke loggers
is the availability of several different keyloggers that are specific for research purposes and can be used online.
Scarfo, the FBI placed a keystroke logger
on a computer to help crack a password-protected file, and the government successfully argued that only data sent through the modem and across the Internet was considered an electronic communication, and that something that was simply being typed--for example, a word-processing document not being transmitted across the Internet--was not.
Others are far more dangerous, unleashing keystroke loggers
that allow the hackers who sent the mail to capture your passwords and online banking and credit card information.
Some spreaders of viruses, worms and keystroke loggers
use email to sneak dangerous software onto victims' computers.
New forms of surveillance such as those involving mobile devices, keystroke loggers
, GPS vehicle trackers, and social networks as well as traditional approaches like trash runs are covered here as well.
In a warning issued earlier this week,it said the latest trend by cybercriminals is to get employee login credentials, using spam and phishing emails, keystroke loggers
, and Remote Access Trojans (RAT).
The authentication call is out-of-band, offering protection from man-in-the-middle attacks and keystroke loggers
As with downloading e mail attachments from unknown senders, this can be dangerous, giving cybercriminals an chance to secrete malicious programmes such as keystroke loggers
and password and information phishing recorders.
The miniaturization of recording and data storage devices does not just increase the chances that an employee or trusted agent of a facility may bring valuable data out of the facility, it also allows someone with vindictive intent to transport harmful data, such as viruses, malicious software, keystroke loggers
or hacking programs, into a secure facility.
But the smaller attacks, which are on the rise, have actually become the greater threat because they are used to steal valuable data, such as credit-card or other sensitive customer information; and, Turner says, as these infections download crime-ware like keystroke loggers
and stealthily spread to other machines and networks, "they become category three and four threats after the fact.
According to Trend Micro, HouseCall Server Edition helps fight threats such as viruses, spyware and keystroke loggers
, and extends support to Linux and Solaris-based operating systems and Firefox and Mozilla-based browsers.
More sinister types of spyware, such as keystroke loggers
, can capture everything a person types, including passwords, financial information, and the contents of e-mail messages.