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Is it possible for someone to remotely manipulate the keys on my computer to make it look like I was typing?

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Can you please clarify more about what scenario of security breach you are asking about? –  AdnanG Oct 8 '13 at 4:06
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Oh, come on, Marie. No matter what you say, your mother won't believe you. We all know you're the one who was Googling for that. –  Adnan Oct 8 '13 at 8:03
    
@Adnan lol took the work straight outta my mouth –  micb Oct 8 '13 at 9:32

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Most desktop remote tools or in a more malicious method through a Remote Administration Tool normally allow the user to use both a mouse and keyboard for input.

To put it bluntly, yes someone could infect your computer and perform a web search which would appear to have been from your PC & IP.

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They wouldn't need to use your browser either, or even your computer (depending on your home router): If they have access to your local network they could use ARP poisoning to pretend to be your computer and send HTTP search requests as your computer. –  LateralFractal Oct 8 '13 at 6:58
    
But it would not appear in the history of the user's browser. –  AdnanG Oct 8 '13 at 8:01

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