On-Screen-Keyboard and Keyloggers

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by kennyboy, Jun 4, 2007.

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  1. kennyboy

    kennyboy Registered Member

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    Would using the Windows OSK facility defeat any installed keyloggers or do they work at a deeper level than just the keyboard?
    Thinking specifically of online banking!
    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. farmerlee

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    Since you're not physically pushing any keys i'd say any installed keylogger would be rendered useless.
     
  3. kennyboy

    kennyboy Registered Member

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    Not knowing anything about Keyloggers, I dont know if they monitor the actual keystrokes, or maybe they monitor the input FROM the keystrokes.
    Would be reassuring to know.
    Who is the resident Keylogger guru?..... :)
     
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    Hello.

    I found this on Wikipedia:

    Cheers. ;)

    EDIT: Oh, sorry, here's the link.
     
  6. kennyboy

    kennyboy Registered Member

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    Thankyou both for some very interesting, but quite scary reading.
    Seems that even copy/paste is not secure.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Just don't install any suspicious programs and you should have nothing to worry about.
    Mrk
     
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