Can password managers defeat keyloggers?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by 10spot, Jul 25, 2005.

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  1. 10spot

    10spot Guest


    I am wondering if password managers like Keepass and RoboForm can be used to defeat most or all keyloggers?

    Now, I'm assuming they will defeat the keylogging abilities because you won't be typing anything while using them, but some keyloggers do log anything that's copied to the clipboard also, and other areas like take screen shots etc.., from what I've heard.

    So I guess what I'm asking is do most password managers use the Windows clipboard to transferrer the data? And is the data decrypted before it's copied to the clipboard? Because then the passwords could be easily logged even with out typing a single keystroke. Am I correct here or wrong?

    Thanks for any replies.
  2. tom772

    tom772 Guest

    not really! they can protect passwordso nce they have been typed, but not protect you while you are typing them or even using an on screen keyboard!
  3. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

    Dec 11, 2003
    I think the best way to defeat keyloggers is to head them off at the pass - e.g. Snoopfree, ProcessGuard, etc.

  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
    We need an Enigma keyboard.

    These guys are working on something interesting. Wired
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