Keylogger: The deadliest threat to personal information
Date Added: Mar 24, 2011
|Online security has always remained the top priority for computer users. Protecting sensitive information for getting into wrong hands and protecting user privacy has been a major issue for most security firms. It is important that users need to learn how to protect their personal information such as; user name and password of email accounts and banking services from fraudulent attacks.
Its time we move our attention from ordinary viruses, spyware and malwares and focus on more serious threats like keyloggers which has the potential to steal vital user information like IDs and passwords. A potential keylogger program can actually get installed in your computer if you visit a compromised or phising site or you open up any suspicious email program. You may probably never know when such a program gets installed on your computer.
Today online criminals also employ programs like bot-net which can be used to send massive amounts of spam emails to a network of infected computer. However, spywares like keyloggers is the most potential threat for both personal users and business organizations as they have the potential to steal user identity, financial information and many more while the user is typing keywords on the infected system.
The stolen information can be used by the hackers for any fraudulent activity like conducting a suspicious or illegal work with your identity or steal money from your bank account. Activities performed through keyloggers can be regarded as phishing and these activities are getting rather common today.
To prevent yourself from these phishing attacks you need to install the latest and most effective Anti-virus and Anti-spyware program which can root out all such suspicious programs. Before buying any good Anti-spyware program you need to make sure it has an effective keylogger scanner that can eliminate such threats.
So, if you are interested in any such updated software you can visit our section on Antivirus programs where you get all the latest version of such programs.
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