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Questions tagged [keyloggers]

A software (and sometimes hardware) module which perform keystroke logging (more often called keylogging or "keyloggers"), which is the action of tracking (or logging) the keys struck on a keyboard, typically in a covert manner so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored. There are numerous keylogging methods, ranging from hardware and software-based approaches to electromagnetic and acoustic analysis.

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My keylogger doesn't record the correct keystokes [closed]

I downloaded Spyrix, a free keylogging software, and everything was downloaded successfully, it tells me what websites were visited (even on incognito), screenshots every time the browser changed.. ...
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How to detect a keylogger in a USB keyboard? Can a USB keyboard host a keylogger?

I recently got an USB keyboard. I want to investigate if the microcontroller of the keyboard may host a keylogger and how could it interact with a Windows OS. My understanding is that, once Windows ...
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iCloud Security Concern: browser session authentication storage after 2-factor?

Does anyone know how Safari or Chrome stores a www.icloud.com session authentication after logging in and passing 2-factor authentication? Is it stored in an encrypted cookie? My concern is, if ...
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Can MDM on an iPhone restrict custom keyboard usage?

I have an iPhone that runs 13.3.1 (latest at this time). It's a corporate phone and has an MDM profile installed. I've been using the phone for almost 2 years now with a custom keyboard (Google ...
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Can a website keylog you outside a virtual machine

I came across a suspicious website called keylog.me (you can already tell from the name). I was as curious as heck to find out what it does, so I got on a VM (Fedora Linux which I reinstalled later) ...
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can I trust apple notebooks or are there some bios level keyloggers from apple/other agency used? [closed]

I need to look for something on deep web but having macbook air, I feel that it could be rooted from apple / reseller - my idea is that there is some chip logging every key stroke and then send it ...
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Does keylogger detects the virtually typed key? [duplicate]

So I was creating a window application using tkinter and pywinautogui which fill forms by directly sending keys(without typing on keyboard) . My question is does keylogger detect those virtually typed ...
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Can keyloggers read what's in a field, or only your keyboard inputs? What about mouse movement?

I thought of a simple way to throw keyloggers off when typing sensitive information into a field, however this method presupposes that the keylogger can't actually read what's in the field, and also ...
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Is the data between a keyboard and a web browser secure from local computer applications?

My question is about the text that I type on a keyboard while in a web browser. I understand that if the website has HTTPS the connection from my browser to the website is secure/encrypted, but what ...
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How to protect my ubuntu linux computer from screen capture programs or keystroke loggers?

I have a Ubuntu home PC. I often use this system to enter passwords to various websites. Some sites also offer a graphical on screen keyboard to protect from keyloggers. However, I suspect that even ...
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How can you manually bypass admin access (or gain it) and add a program to startup? [closed]

I was looking into keyloggers and wanted to understand how does someone get a keylogger to run every time the target computer is active (obviously a program that targets this purpose, but an ...
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Can keylogger software exist solely on a keyboard PCB?

I am looking to build a custom keyboard and bring it to work, but the security department is extremely wary of keyloggers, and rightly so. Now, my understanding of hardware keyloggers is that they are ...
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Could a Hardware Token Defeat a Keylogger?

I would like to improve my understanding of keyloggers by asking what is feasible with current technology. That is, I mean to be asking a conceptual question that doesn't verge into sci-fi. My ...
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Keylogger on an SD Card?

Can an SD card be used as a medium of implementing a keylogger? The location of an SD card slot on some laptops is such that it is impossible to see if it contains a card in it unless you deliberately ...
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Can you trust your computer devices to be safe to use if they have been in the hands of potential hackers? [duplicate]

Suppose you lose the bag containing your laptop along with its accessories or while travelling the police confiscate all your computer devices, can you safely use all the devices again if you format ...
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Was my password copied? [closed]

I work locally with a WordPress site. When I logged in, it looked like the password was highlighted. It went very fast. Half a second maybe. I found it strange that it looked like it was marked, as in ...
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What kind of attacks can a virtual keyboard limit? [duplicate]

If I was going to let someone typing using a virtual keyboard instead of a traditional physical keyboard for filling in a form or anything else with form submitting, what kinds of attacks can be ...
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Attacks on password-based encryption

Frequent attacks on password-based encryption are dictionary attacks with special hardware. I suspect that this is the only promising attack on the ciphertext. Is that correct? Another attack ...
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Question regarding keylogger references [closed]

For educational purposes I would like to learn how keyloggers have been made so far... from the simplest to most complex keyloggers. I can't seem to find a book focusing on them, most of the books I'...
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What's the safest way to enter information on a website?

On-screen keyboard you have to work with a mouse? Copy and paste? Type a string of random characters and then delete the extraneous ones? Something else?
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Can a wifi usb adapter double as a keylogger?

I've read that there are keylogger hardware and thought that usb wifi adapter are hardwares and wondered if they can be hacked to work as a keylogger. I'm just worried that my usb wifi adapter might ...
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How do I know if Google keyboard input is safe for use?

I wanted to send out a message containing some non-Latin characters on my Android phone. When I tried to change the keyboard input method, a warning came out: ATTENTION This input method may be ...
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preventing cross iframe key logging in javascript

We have a web application, where other partners can include their pages as iframes. We implemented a server-to-server way of authenticating users for the iframes, but one partner doesn't want to ...
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Can heuristic analysis detect keylogging?

Antivirus software detects threats by heuristic analysis like it analyzes the commands as they are performed, monitoring for common viral activities such as replication, file overwrites, and attempts ...
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What information can mouse recorders get?

In comparison to keyloggers, mouse recorders do not seem to be able to obtain much sensitive information. For example, passwords, credit card numbers, email addresses, names, passport numbers, etc. ...
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Keylogging host from virtual machine

Can a keylogger in a virtual machine (guest OS) capture keystrokes in host OS? Is there any way to do it?
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How secure is “Secure Keyboard Entry” in Mac OS X's Terminal?

I've been using Terminal under Mac OS X for years but somehow missed to spot this feature: I'm now wondering how does this actually work, and is it 100% safe? If it isn't, what technique could be ...
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How do keyloggers tell it's a password? (And how to fool them.)

This question also applies to clipboard monitoring. Imagine you are planning to deploy 100,000 copies of a Windows trojan with keylogger functionality. (For the record, I'm not talking about myself ...
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Will antivirus detect all keyloggers?

Our company schedules Security Training courses for our personnel. In order for us to test them, we develop code such as keyloggers which we email to our personnel to detect stupid personnel, and of ...
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Are Configurable Keyboards a Security Risk (in your network)?

I purchased my first mechanical keyboard (Razer Black Widow Elite) and then quickly noticed that all the configuration of the keyboard MUST be done using the manufacturer cloud web app. There was not ...
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How secure is a Mac if it passes Apple Diagnostics?

Recently I brought my MacBook Air to a Genius Bar to perform a clean MacOS installation. For security purposes, I asked for a hardware check as well. The Genius Bar technician ran Apple Diagnostics, ...
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How effective is Windows Task Manager at identifying keyloggers?

I just hit upon an idea I have used in the past to distinguish between two instances of the same program, one of which was hung. While Task Manager is open and visible and sorted by CPU usage, I pick ...
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Why it is difficult to write an application to protect 100% against keyloggers?

When you press keystrokes, I suppose you can intercept in low level code all applications that listen and record. Why it cannot be designed a software that protects 100% against keyloggers, simply ...
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Possible to control desktop data activity LED on Windows or Linux for data extraction? [closed]

I am trying to extract data from an air-gapped computer as a project. I already have a working prototype using high frequency sound and a key-logger. I would like to find another way to do it without ...
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Does Apple supply hardware keyloggers? [closed]

I received a brand new Mac laptop for work that is basically ours and doesn’t have to be returned, even after quitting. It was inside the box and sealed. I was wondering if Apple supplies and installs ...
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Where would I go to use a reliably secure encrypted internet connection?

Lately, I’ve been paying $100 a month for Fios. I’m thinking of canceling this service because I rarely use my internet at home, since I’m at school most of the time and my college offers internet (...
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Are virtual keyboards not necessary anymore to protect against keyloggers?

My bank has issued a new version of their online banking site. This new version has no virtual keyboard to enter the PIN. I asked them how are they protecting me against keyloggers but I didn't ...
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Isn't Autohotkey effectively a keyspectator should I feel safe that I'm allowing this program to watch my keystrokes

Recently I started using Autohotkey just to automate some abbreviations so it's a hotstring e.g ::btw::by the way Replaces "btw" with "by the way" as soon as you press an default ending ...
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How to be safe from browser-based key loggers?

A browser-based keylogger usually comes in the form of a browser extension. It logs any or specific data entered anywhere in the browser. The problem is that they do not get caught by the system's ...
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How can I tell if a keyboard for android is safe?

Background: I am a normal smart phone user, with no experience in information security. I want to download a new keyboard for my Android 6 phone off Google Play, as my current keyboard is not great. I ...
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Keyboard sniffing through audio recorded typing patterns

I've been thinking about this for a while; I know people are aware of wireless wiretapping of keyboards. However, has there been research on how to wiretap keyboards based on typing patterns? I'm ...
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Keyboard entry obfuscation to defy keyloggers?

Do you know of any existing mechanisms for keyboard-entry-obfuscation to defy keyloggers? And if that exists does software such as (and in particular) VeraCrypt feature these? If such mechanisms don'...
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How can I detect possible spyware/keyloggers in my computer? [closed]

The reason is because of a recent data leak. I suspected that someone may have inserted keylogger to my computer. (a software, trojan). Some people think that the only way to really make sure there ...
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Could a hardware keylogger be installed in a laptop keyboard replacement?

I recently purchased a keyboard replacement for my laptop, manufactured out of country. Is it theoretically possible for a hardware keylogger to be installed? If so, would it be possible to transmit ...
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Are auto-type features of password managers actually effective against keyloggers?

Of course if you think of a "keylogger" as a program that can only read keystrokes, then copy-pasting on the clipboard is going to be enough. But we know that keyloggers are not really only "logging ...
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How to check if my PC's HTTPS/TLS connection is monitored or a key-logger is installed? [duplicate]

A few days ago, in the office, we were asked by our bosses to install a program. This was supposed to be an Antivirus program. But after installing this program many of our colleagues have been ...
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Apple iPhone Security

How difficult it would be to install an application that could record users keystrokes on an Apple device, for example, an iPhone X, and send it online without the knowledge of the user.
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What data is bitmoji keyboard collecting about me?

Bitmoji is a virtual keyboard for iOS and Android to create personalized emojis (very paraphrased). I've found a few blogs looking at the permissions it requests and the privacy policy that it shares ...
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Refurbished laptop computer - any advice?

I just recently bought a refurbished laptop. I have seen stories of refurbished phones being sold with spyware, trojans etc installed on them. My question is, what steps should I take (outside of ...
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How to analyze malware to find out where keylogger sent data?

Recently my antivirus detected some keyloggers that infected my network. I have those malware files and I want to analyze them. How can I do this analysis? It is important to find out details like ...

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