Keystroke Logging – How it Affects the Online Privacy of Internet Users [source: alienvault]
by CIRT Team
Besides being a useful tool to study human-computer interaction, keystroke logging or keylogging is one of the most dangerous cyber threats for online users. Designed to covertly log everything a user types using the keyboard, keyloggers can silently steal and pass on your sensitive information to cybercriminals. Not just the websites you browse or the queries you google on, but your confidential details like online banking usernames and passwords can be recorded by a keylogger without your knowledge. The consequences? You might end up losing a fortune!
What do the stats say?
It is shocking to see that in July 2017, a data breach at Equifax led to the exposure of 145,500,000 consumer records, making it one of the largest data breaches in history.
Further, the target of hacking attacks are not just personal users, but many more. Take a look:
- Medical and Healthcare entities
- Government or military targets
- Educational institutions
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