Screen Capture Trojans Ramp Up

In hopes of fighting Internet fraud, some online banking sites make customers use "virtual keypads" -- a method of entering passwords on the screen, generally with a mouse.

The system is designed to thwart keystroke-logging programs that capture everything a user types. Now those virtual keypads appear just as vulnerable to snoops.

A Spanish security company, Hispasec Systems, has revealed details of "Trojan horse" programs that can capture video imagery of an unsuspecting person's computer use. If the user enters a PIN on a bank's virtual keypad, the dastardly program is a witness. ENT News | News: Screen-Capture Trojans Ramp Up

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 22nd September 2006 1:25AM