More Criminals Use Keystroke Loggers

A computer security firm reports that the array of software programs that cybercrooks use to record every character a user types has grown significantly in recent months. Keystroke loggers--programs that secretly record every character you type--are getting much more common, security analysts say, as criminals use them to steal user names and passwords for financial and other accounts.

Websense, a computer security firm, reports that for stealing passwords many cyberpickpockets prefer keystroke loggers (keyloggers for short) to phishing. Privacy Watch: More Criminals Use Keystroke Loggers

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 24th November 2005 2:19AM