Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Keylogger.... on Sale

Saw this interesting hardware keylogger from a online shop. Unlike software keylogger (which will normally captured by anti-virus), this device is connected directly between the system and the keyboard. It will record all keystrokes and stores information in the non-volatile memory (which retains the information even when there is a loss of power.)

To access the recorded data, you simply type your password in a text editor and a menu will displayed with options to erase data, view data, search data for keywords, change password, or disable the device.

As this is a hardware keylogger, no software installation required. It will work with any operating systems and comes with PS/2 and USB version. The device is small and portable (can be as small as a penny).

Many of you might be thinking that it is nothing new as hardware keylogger have been around for years. But the thing i want to highlight is that it is easily available from the online store selling between USD$39.99 - $159.99.

You can have the best anti-virus, firewall and intrusion detection on your system. But with this device in hand, you can steal passwords and data effortlessly. Who say physical security in not important. Make sure all your server racks are properly locked.

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