Thursday, September 18, 2008


Though I hate to do it. Lets begin the journey to the doomed world of cracking.
First thing: "Privacy is like an intelligent blonde girl, everyone talks about it but no one has seen it".

A keylogger is a computer program that logs each keystroke a user types on a keyboard and saves this data into a file or transfers it via the Internet to a predetermined remote host. The keyloggers represent a serious threat to your computer’s security and personal privacy. It’s a kind of weird development in computer history

Basically there are two types of keyloggers

1) H/W keyloggers and
2) S/W keyloggers

Hardware Keyloggers plug in between a computer keyboard and a computer and log all keyboard activity on an internal memory.They are designed to work with PS/2 keyboards, and more recentlywith USB keyboards.

Hardware keyloggers have an advantage over software keyloggers as they begin logging from the moment a computer is turned on (and are therefore able to collect a BIOS password for instance), and do not require software installation (unlike software solutions).

But the software keyloggers are much more powerful than the hardware keyloggers because now they are integrated with some spywares as well. Also one could find out hardware keyloggers easily but to find an installed software keylogger is a really hard job. It will entirely monitor what you have typed on your computer also processes currenly running on your computer as well as able to send keystrokes, chats, websites, screenshots of you computer desktop and passwords periodically as an email attachment or FTP to unknown parties. All the things are running as a hidden background process and you can’t view that process through the normal task manager.

Also some keylogger software allow you to install it on a remote PC on your network or sent it to someone as an email attachments.

Here are some keyloggers:

Don't do too much damage
I run Linux anyway

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