Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beware the black device connected to the computer keyboard

Many time I have seen following message in Facebook with this picture.

"Dear friends,
If you visit a cyber cafe and find find any black pin attached to your CPU as shown in the picture, kindly do not use that system.

This pin is actually a connection which save all your data you enter in the system.Thus it is a risk to your privacy over net. Risk to passwords, banking or any data you entered.

Like and then share this to all your friends..........."

Yes, this kind of keylogging devices is available so that they can be used to steal personal information from computer users. Computer users need to be aware that such devices is available and may be used to steal data. But this devices are not new technology and they are not always black. This kind of Keyloggers Device come in different shapes, sizes and colours.

There are many software keyloggers available which we can download from malicious websites. Software keyloggers are more dangerous security threat than the hardware key-logging devices described in the message.