Cyber-crooks are relentless in their pursuit of your money and let’s face it – it’s all about the money. In the worst case scenario, your identity and your financial security can be severely compromised.
Despite the best efforts of AntiSpyware, AntiVirus, and other Internet security products, you still face substantial risks while surfing the Internet. One type of malware that can expose you to massive financial risk is the Keylogger.
A Keylogger is a form of spyware which, once installed on a computer, can record every keystroke that is made on that computer, and transmit those keystrokes back to a cyber-criminal. The function of a Keylogger is to steal passwords, bank account numbers, and other personal information.
A Keylogger in action: The to_my_love.scr (to my love screensaver), is currently circulating on the Internet by way of a personal invitation email. Clicking “yes” when your asked whether you want to install this screensaver, installs a Worm/Keylogger on the machine.
This Keylogger is capable of stealing IM passwords, email passwords, bank account numbers, and confidential/financial information. Using IM, email, and other contact information from the now infected computer, the Worm/Keylogger goes on to infect other machines. That’s right, the computers of friends, family, and perhaps even co-workers.
Protect yourself with KeyScrambler Personal: KeyScrambler Personal is a free plug-in for FireFox, Internet Explorer, and Flock web browsers which protects all input you type into the browser from Keyloggers. This free version of KeyScrambler encrypts your keystrokes at the kernel driver level.
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When you type on your keyboard, the input travels along a path within the operating system before it arrives at your browser. Keyloggers plant themselves along this path and observe and record your keystrokes. The compromised information is then sent to the cyber criminal who will exploit your passwords, bank account numbers, and other personal information.
By encrypting your keystrokes at the keyboard driver level, deep within the operating system, a Keylogger is beaten since it can only record the encrypted keys, which are indecipherable.
Unlike AntiVirus and AntiSpyware programs that depend on recognition to remove Keyloggers that they know about, KeyScrambler will protect you from both known and unknown Keyloggers.
I’ve been using this great little plug-in for a few months now and feel more secure logging in than I once did. Despite this, I change all of my passwords frequently since doing so, is just common sense.
Protects user input in all parts of the browser against key-loggers.
Protects login credentials, credit card numbers, passwords, search terms and more
Works with IE, FireFox, and Flock: Java, Flash, PDF Forms
Email protection including Yahoo, Hotmail, and Gmail.
No learning curve.
Protects against Keyloggers even on security compromised computers
Requires no effort on your part after installation
In the top 5 FireFox Extensions for security and privacy
System Requirements: Windows 2000, 2003, XP, and Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Download at: Download.com