To detect key logger spyware, you need to know what it is and
how it works. Key logger is an invisible software program that
identity thieves can use to track your online activity.
It is almost impossible to detect key logger on your computer
and even if you’re careful you’ll never know if it is recording
information such as bank account passwords and credit card
You won’t even see your machine slow down or see anything
unusual. It just silently watches every keystroke you type in as
if the identity thieves were standing over your shoulder.
At least on third of all online scams can now be traced to
keylogging. If you type key logger into any Internet search
engine you can find several perfectly legal ways to buy and
Several businesses use key logger software to monitor employee
activity and parents can use keylogging to check up on the web
sites their children are visiting. But in the hands of a hacker
wanting to steal your financial information, key loggers are
Attackers who use key logger spyware often sell the information
to third parties who can funnel money out of bank accounts or
charge up credit cards. Hackers who use keylogging to get into
one computer at a company have the ability to steal vital
information from the entire organization.
The best rule of thumb is to carefully monitor what you download
on your computer and what sites you visit. The major sites of
banks and retailers are usually relatively safe. But be aware of
downloading free software from an unfamiliar site that could
leave you vulnerable to a potential hacker.
Here are a few tips to protect you against keylogging:
* Never open spam e-mail. * Do not open e-mail attachments from
someone you don’t know. * Do not click ok on pop-up windows
without reading them first. * Use a firewall to help prevent any
unauthorized computer activity. * Run a weekly, full system
anti-virus computer scan.
Computer experts say the number of keylogging crimes is on the
rise but there are ways to protect yourself . Detecting key
logger spyware and destroying it can be done by installing
spyware protection software.
Becoming aware of the different ways that you can avoid this
from happening to you is the first step to protecting yourself.
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