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Will this foil KEYSTROKE LOGGERS?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by helpseeker, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. helpseeker

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    I don't quite understand how keystroke logging (by hackers) works, but got to thinking. If, instead of typing in my data (userid, password, acct number, etc), I cut and paste it from, say, Notepad, would a hacker's keystroke logging software be able to read it?
     
  2. kdd9

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    It depends on the type of program being used. Some keyloggers only record keystrokes in which case the copy/paste method would circumvent it. Other programs are more advanced and can actually record screenshots of the copy/paste proceedure. Here is one example of one such trojan:

    http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2005-052411-0618-99


    If it were me, I would not feel at all secure with any type of logger on my system.
     
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