Malicious Keyloggers Run Rampant on Net

Keylogging programs are the epitome of online stealth, and they're also a mushrooming problem on the Internet, where identity and intellectual property thefts are fueling an explosion of key-capture tools. Reports of new keylogging programs soared higher this year, as part of a wave of multifunction malware with integrated keylogging features, according to VeriSign Inc.'s security information company iDefense Inc.

The programs often evade detection by anti-virus tools and can be difficult to detect once installed, experts warn. However, at least one anti-spyware company believes that reports about the danger posed by keyloggers are overstated. Malicious Keyloggers Run Rampant on Net

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