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

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  1. helpseeker

    helpseeker Thread Starter

    Jan 12, 2004
    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


    Mar 24, 2005
    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:


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