Keyloggers

What is Keylogging?

Keystroke logging, often referred to as keylogging or keyboard capturing, is the action of recording (logging) the keys struck on a keyboard, typically covertly, so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored.

Keyloggers are of two types:

  • Hardware Keylogger
  • Software Keylogger

Hardware Keylogger

It is plugged between the keyboard plug and the USB or PS/2 port socket, and it works with PS/2 keyboards and USB keyboards. A hardware keylogger look similar to a normal USB drive or any other computer peripheral. Due to this the victims can never doubt that it is a keylogger. Hardware keylogger has inbuild memory, which stores the typed keystrokes.

Keygrabber – The hardware keylogger:

Keygrabber is most popular hardware keylogger across the globe.

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Software Keyloggers

The hardware keylogger is useful only if you have physical access to the victim’s computer. However, if you don’t and if by chance the victim notices it and knows about your intention, it is only then that the software keyloggers come into picture.

Software keyloggers can also be classified into two types:

  • Local keylogger
  • Remote keylogger

Local Keylogger:

They are used to monitor local computers (even your own PC). They are easy to install and are completely undetectable. However, once installed in the computer, they become really difficult to find them. This is because the keyloggers hide themselves from the Task Manager, Windowa Registry, etc.

Whenever you want to see logs, screenshots, etc., you just have to press a hotkey.

There are hundreds of keyloggers available noeadays. However, some of them are user-friendly and capable of hiding themselves once they are installed.

Some popular local keyloggers are:

  • Spy Agent
  • Refog Keylogger

(I will show how to use these softwares in my next blog)

Remote Keylogger:

Remote keyloggers are used for the purpose of monitoring a remote pc, Once a remote keylogger is installed in your computer the attacker can get your keystrokes, your webcam shots, chat logs etc sitting in any part of the world.

You can find tons of remote keyloggers on web. One keylogger worth the price is Win Spy.

Will show how to use keyloggers in my next article.

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