keystroke encryption in AV software

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by shmu26, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

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    why don't AV suites include keystroke encryption, something like keyscrambler?
    Is it ineffective, or does it have a negative impact on the system?

    I have kaspersky total security 2016 installed on a windows 10 x64 machine.
    I also have keyscrambler free version installed. should I uninstall it?

    and what about malwarebytes anti-exploit? is it overkill, if I already have kaspersky?
     
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    Kaspersky total security 2016 provides for "Secure Keyboard Input" that is similar to what keyscrambler offers. Kaspersky has been historically (as well as symantec) rather strong on exploit protection. Therefore, the protection scope for an addittional layer is somehow limited compared to troubleshooting conflicts. However, at the end of the day is not about what software can provide technically but how user feels about it and how well users are educated to confront malware. Do you feel enough protected with kaspersky 2016? Than stay with it and master well all KIS features and options. Much better that use many tools but without enough knowledge on how they work. If not, then try to add more protection.

    They actually do, e.g. ZA Extreme has a keylogger protection that works again similar to key scrambler.
     
  3. shmu26

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    thanks.
    I think I will disable MBAE, in that case, but still keep the keyscrambler, which is pretty light, and in my experience it stays out of conflicts. I don't have the patience to type log-in info on those virtual keyboards that the AV suites like to provide.
     
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    To clarify, the "Secure Keyboard Input" has nothing do to with the virtual keyboard. Its a different protect layer in Kaspersky like keyscrambler.
     
  5. shmu26

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    hmmm... I see that I don't really understand all these features as well as I thought. thanks for the clarification.
     
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    No problem! :thumb:
     
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    Doesn't Secure Keyboard only work when using Safe money?
     
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    I think there was an option to have it running always... but long time that I don't use KIS...
     
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    kaspersky has a u-tube video showing how it encrypts a guy's confidential messages that he is writing in gmail. I didn't understand what they they were talking about when I saw it.
    apparently you can add non-financial sites to the list of safe money sites, and get keyboard encryption.
    sounds to me like a real roundabout route.
     
  10. Gullible Jones

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    I want to say, they don't bother because it's a silly concept. What is encrypted in one place must be decrypted somewhere else to be useful. If it went mainstream, I guarantee you it would be useless in practice within a year.

    ... That said, this is the AV industry we're talking about, so the lack of market penetration probably has more to do with patents or something.
     
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