What You Should Know About Keyloggers
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What You Should Know About Keyloggers

Keylogger is a system used by hackers to access your accounts. Every time you type your password, they can record it. It's another way of stealing your passwords and manipulating your websites, bank accounts and anything that they find profitable. For sure hackers will target your bank accounts, credit card details, PayPal accounts and other online processors that you have. You need to take extra precautions in order to avoid becoming a victim of keylogger.

Keylogger is a system used by hackers to access your accounts. Every time you type your password, they can record it. It's another way of stealing your passwords and manipulating your websites, bank accounts and anything that they find profitable. For sure hackers will target your bank accounts, credit card details, PayPal accounts and other online processors that you have. You need to take extra precautions in order to avoid becoming a victim of keylogger.

Hackers are more advance now and they can track whatever you are doing online by the use of keylogger either via software installed in your computer or through the hardware of your computer. You should be aware also that some keyloggers can record not only what you type in your keyboard but can also see your screen shots, turn on audio recordings and other strange things to invade your privacy.

As you can see keyloggers can hide in the software of our computer even in program files, windows and some files are just in .exe format. It is too hard to remove them manually and sometimes they keylogger system could install itself again even after you remove it manually. 

Here are the things you can do to at least lessen your chance to be a victim of keyloggers as no matter how hard we try there is no 100% way to protect our computer from any hackers. 

  • Use anti-keylogger software to detect any malicious software that logs your passwords
  • Update your antivirus software weekly or daily
  • Use automatic form filter or rob form to automatically enter your passwords without need for you to type it in your keyboard
  • Make sure your windows firewall is working
  • Do not open any email attachments from an unknown sender
  • Access only your accounts when you are using your personal computer
  • Scan your computer on a weekly basis
  • Download only from reputable sites

Keep in mind that keyloggers are not always come in software that you have to install. Sometimes, it is included in the music or anything free that we download from a site. It is best to take extra precautions when downloading to those sites to avoid compromising your computer.

Keyloggers can be installed also in the office for legal purposes. It could help the company to monitor the work of their employees and to determine if they are doing something any suspicious that could endanger the company's reputation or confidential information.

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