As in our previous article “How To Use A Vulcan Keylogger?“, we taught you how to use Vulcan Keylogger to hack into someone’s email address and check out what he is typing on his keyboard. Now in this article we will teach you on how to protect against a Keylogger. We will teach you total Keylogger Protection.
How do keyloggers work?
When you type on your keyboard, the keys travel along a path within the operating system before it arrives at your browser. Keyloggers plant themselves along this path and observe and record your keystrokes. The collected information is then sent to the criminals who will use it to steal from you.
How To Defend Against Keyloggers?
- First line of defence would be using your common sense while downloading software from net or visiting suspicious sites. If a program is too good to be true, chances are it’s infected.
- Use an addition specialised Anti-Virus on top of your regular AV. A good one is Malwarebytes. You can download it from http://www.malwarebytes.org/
- Another way to avoid being keylogged while using public computer or in cyber cafes is to use the virtual keyboard which is default in Windows. A cool trick to fool the keylogger is by simply changing the position of the letters of your password. Let’s say your password is “LIVE123”.
- Type 3 first and click in front of it and type now 2. So basically you have now “23” in the password form but the keylogger logged “32”. In the same you type the remaining password.
- Ultimately you get the pass as “LIVE123” while the keylogger only gets “321EVIL”. With a little bit more practise, you can jumble up your password to a more complex word. This is not a 100% fool proof method but it will easily most of the Keyloggers out there.
- Another option is to deploy Anti-Keylogging software such as KeyScramble. It jumbles up the password as it travels from the keyboard to the destination app, say the login Facebook page. KeyScrambler defeats keyloggers by encrypting your keystrokes at the keyboard driver level, deep within the operating system. When the encrypted keystrokes reach your browser, KeyScrambler then decrypts them so you see exactly the keys you’ve typed. Keyloggers can only record the encrypted keys, which are completely indecipherable. The best part is that it is free.
No software can provide you 100% security from keyloggers, it your our human mind that can outsmart keyloggers.
Author: Pankaj Basumatary