What is keyloggers and how does it work?
Are keystroke loggers still used today?
- It's still popular and often used as part of larger cyber attacks. Keyloggers are a type of monitoring software designed to record keystrokes made by a user. One of the oldest forms of cyber threat, these keystroke loggers record the information you type into a website or application and send to back to a third party.
How do hackers and cyber criminals get keyloggers?
- Hackers and cyber criminals, on other hand, must employ illegal methods to force keyloggers into computers. For instance, hackers can distribute a keylogger on peer-to-peer networks or include one as a file attachment to a phishing email. Anyone foolish enough to open the file becomes victimized.
How has keylogging changed over the years?
- “The biggest change in keyloggers has been the addition of evasive techniques that allow keylogging to slip past other detection mechanisms, such as antivirus,” says Bain. “There are multiple ways that attackers are loading keylogging techniques into adware, which are commonly not whitelisted.
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