Windows on-screen keyboard

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Ocky, Sep 16, 2007.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Will using the Windows osk (osk.exe) go at least some way in protecting
    against potential keyloggers or is it pretty useless for entering passwords
    etc. on encrypted sites (banking sites for example) ?

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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    You can't know for sure, really depends what is installed.
    If you suspect a keylogger:

    1. Don't use that pc for transactions.
    2. Get rid of it.
    3. Use a live CD for online purchases / banking.

    Mrk
     
  3. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Don't have a keylogger - just asking the experts here whether it's
    a good idea i.e. better than not using it. Another "layer" so to speak.
     
  4. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Virtual keyboards/on screen keyboards are defeated by screen capture keyloggers :)
    What about hardware keyloggers? :D :D ;)
    Maybe :)
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Let's be realistic regarding the keyloggers. Quite possible, but very unlikely. For most people, software should be their greatest fear - although they shouldn't be afraid at all.
    Mrk
     
  6. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Couldn't agree more :)
    OT: Congratulations on the GRUB article ;)
     
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