Learn the meaning of the term Keystroke Logger

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What is a keystroke logger?

Keystroke logger
Software that records every keystroke, including user names and passwords.

Keystroke loggers can be helpful when used by organizations to recognize human error and troubleshoot technical problems. They are also useful in preventing unauthorized use of computer systems at home and at work. But it’s illegal to use keystroke loggers (also known as keyloggers) to steal passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive and personal information. Data theft occurs when criminals use hardware, software or acoustic programs to capture and record keys tapped on a keyboard. Unless the victim detects something unusual in the process, the keystroke logger can remain undetected for a very long time.

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