Keylogger

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Keylogger

A keylogger is a device or program that records the keys struck on a keyboard, allowing someone to obtain confidential information typed on the keyboard.

Keyloggers are devices or programs that track or record the keys struck on a keyboard. This allows someone to obtain confidential information typed on the keyboard, such as passwords and other confidential information.

Keyloggers are important because they can be used to obtain confidential information. This information can include passwords, bank account information, and other sensitive data. Keyloggers can also be used to study human-computer interaction.

There are different types of keyloggers, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common types of keyloggers are:

Software-based keyloggers:
Software-based keyloggers are the most common type of keylogger. They are installed on a computer like any other program, and they record the keys struck on the keyboard. Software-based keyloggers are typically used to monitor employee activity or to steal passwords.

Hardware-based keyloggers:
Hardware-based keyloggers are devices that are installed on a computer motherboard. They record the keys struck on the keyboard and typically send the data to a remote computer. Hardware-based keyloggers are more difficult to detect than software-based keyloggers, and they are typically used to steal passwords and other confidential information.

Acoustic cryptanalysis-based keyloggers:
Acoustic cryptanalysis-based keyloggers are a type of keylogger that use sound to record the keys struck on a keyboard. They are typically used to steal passwords and other confidential information. Acoustic cryptanalysis-based keyloggers are more difficult to detect than other types of keyloggers, and they are typically used to steal passwords and other confidential information.

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Synonyms: Keystroke Logging