Recording keystrokes can be very important in some situations. By recording keystrokes, computer users are able to study how users interact and access with systems, monitor the online activities of kids and measure employee productivity on certain clerical tasks. One method of capturing and recording keystrokes is applying keyloggers.
Keylogger is a tool for hidden keyboard monitoring and keystroke recording. It is able to capture every keystroke from any application running on a computer, including games, instant messengers, web browsers and other programs. To log keystrokes, you can use the following types of keyloggers.
Hardware keyloggers work like small devices that are plugged into somewhere between the keyboard and the computer when they are logging keystrokes. It logs all keyboard activity to the hardware keylogger memory and the record keystrokes Mac can be accessed by special ways like typing a secret key. A hardware keylogger does not depend on the computer’s operating system and has no interfere showing on the target machine and hence cannot be detected by any software. However its physical presence and can be easily found by people.
These are the software programs that are designed to work on the target computer’s operating system and logging keystrokes. The keylogger resides underneath the operating system, which remains untouched. All recorded keystrokes will be saved into the secret log files that can be accessed via the Internet or from the application interface. You are the only one who can do it because only you know the special hot key to open/hide the keylogger. Some software keyloggers are programmed with the feature to transmit data of recorded keystrokes out of the target computer and make the recorded keystrokes available to the monitor at a remote location. There are following different methods for remote communication:
- Recorded keystrokes are periodically emailed to a pre-defined email address.
- Recorded keystrokes are uploaded to a website or an FTP account.
- Recorded keystrokes are wirelessly transmitted by means of an attached hardware system.
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