Is there any malware that can steal the content of the clipboard?.

E.g. say you have a text file with say private info or passwords, and you copy this data to paste on say another text file on a flash drive. Are there any malware that can get that copied data and transmit it over the net ?

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    I don't know if there actually are viruses that do this, but it is certainly possible. If a virus can control your system, it can make use of the clipboard, and send the data over the internet.
    – SPRBRN
    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:46

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Yes. It can be done with Javascript too. The beef-xss toolkit has an attack which facilitates this. https://github.com/beefproject/beef/tree/master/modules/host/clipboard_theft


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