Tutorial how to stop online passwords being stolen locally, with free software

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Morthawt, May 2, 2014.

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  1. Morthawt

    Morthawt Registered Member

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    I have been using this free software for a while now and I have been so impressed with the simplicity of it that I decided to make a tutorial that is so easy to follow that it can be shared with people who are not very technical, to give them extra security when it comes to malware trying to steal their online passwords.

    Click here for the youtube link

    I know it may not be as advanced as the paid version, but honestly that is a benefit to a lot of people out there. I can guarantee that my parents would never have gotten along with the paid version, whereas the free one has a simple on/off button. Couldn't be simpler.

    I mention online passwords because since the free one has no protection against screenshoting on malware keyloggers, there is already visual protection for almost all passwords on both software and websites, so that coupled with the direct protection from keyloggers trying to directly steal the keys, it is a very nice addition to securing the computer and online access.
     
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    have to agree... haven't had a problem with this program yet and have been using it for a while
     
  3. Morthawt

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    It is actually rather good, considering that it this easy for people to use. Does anyone else here use it? I highly recommend it.
     
  4. Splosh

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    Closed source application on proprietary OS, I'm not very enthusiastic about it. I only use windows for gaming and watching netflix. Anything work related on windows that involves proprietary software is done on a separate, offline Windows computer.
     
  5. Joxx

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    how to stop online passwords being stolen locally ?

    keep your machine clean
     
  6. Morthawt

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    Unfortunately Open-source is the exception rather than the rule. But when it comes to preventing malware from accessing the keyboard, if it were open-source they hackers would easily and quickly have all of the details and methods neeed to bypass the protection provided by the software.

    With things like encryption it is important to have open-source programs, but for things like this, the fact of open source can actually harm their ability to prevent malware because of the very fact that open source means the hackers know exactly all of the details of how the software tries to prevent them from doing things.
     
  7. Splosh

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    Just because the software is open source doesn't give the attackers any more advantages. There's a finite number of ways keyloggers can work. If you rely on security through obscurity you only slow down the speed keyloggers are developed: reverse engineering happens whether the source is available or not. Failing to look at the "game" and worrying mouse would escape into corner faster, is near sighted in all fields except business.
     
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