There is always something new that comes up in day today’s life. In the field of technology, many softwares come up in the market to make the work easier. With the increase in the users of the social networking sites, hackers have something in their mind. The KEYLOGGER SOFTWARE has been developed by some hacker to hack into the accounts he wanted to. The source of this keylogger software is unknown. as this is not legal.
WHAT KEYLOGGER ACTUALLY IS?
Keylogger is a software developed to record every keystroke of a user’s system. Once, the host succeeds in installing the keylogger into the required user’s system, every keystroke of the user is received by the host. If the software specifications are considered, there are many types. Let’s not get too deep into it.
HOW CAN YOU BE TARGETED?
It is very easy to be targeted due to the vast number of users in the social networking sites. One can simply download this software through web and create a file or an image (say) and attach the keylogger to it ( which you can’t identify) and share it on the social media. One who opens it, falls prey for the host.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE THINGS A KEYLOGGER SOFTWARE CAN DO?
A keylogger software doesn’t just only record the keystrokes. Depending on the selections made by the host, he can take screenshots of what you are doing on your system for every 5seconds or greater. He can also take pictures from your laptop or system (with webcam) without your knowledge. He fixes the time and the options before attaching it to any file.
HOW TO AVOID FROM BEING HACKED?
There are some measures that can help you from falling prey to the host.
- Before opening any link, make sure it doesn’t end with the tag “keylogger”. For example, Some people might create a fake profile of a woman and might put a link of keylogger saying, “If you want see my pictures, Click the link below”. Once you click it, keylogger will be installed to your system.
- If someone(even a person whom you know) sends you a picture or any attachment, do not open it before it loads completely. If a picture is loaded completely, it should be visible without opening. If it didn’t, do not open the picture. And be careful with ZIP files and all other formats also.
- If you doubt, keylogger is installed in your system, try using “Ctrl+Shift+H”. This might show you, if anything has been installed. The host can change this function before he sends you. Like he can change it to “Shift+G+Ctrl” or anything he wants.
CAN ANTIVIRUS IDENTIFY KEYLOGGERS?
The older versions of Anti-viruses also cannot identify these keyloggers. However, the newer versions of Kaspersky, McAfee and many other claim that they are designed to identify these keyloggers, there’s no sure information about it.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO REMOVE FROM YOUR SYSTEM?
If the Anti-virus have failed to identify the keyloggers and you are sure that your system is infected with it, there is no other option left for you. You just need to back up your data and format your system.
Hope this information about keyloggers helps you out from falling prey. Thank you.