Keystroke logging, commonly knows as keylogger, is an action of logging (tracking) the keys being pressed on keyboard, mostly in a manner that person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored. I have many friends and family members that are claiming to be victim of keylogger. This can be prevented in many ways, and probably the easiest one is encrypting your keyboard.
I’ve been using a sort of keyboard encryption ever since I opened a PayPal account. Since certain keyloggers track only keyboard activity, I would first enter last few letters of the password, then put the cursor back with my mouse and type the beginning of the password. Basically if the password is inttips, I would first write tips then move the cursor back to beginning (but only with mouse, remember keyboard is being tracked) and type int. And I still do that.
But to secure yourselves from all the keyloggers except those top notch, you don’t have to type your passwords like that. There are free tools encrypting your keyboard, so even if your computer has a keylogger sending your keyboard actions to “hacker”, it would send random encrypted data.
One of such apps is Zemana AntiLogger free, a free keystroke encryption for everyone.
It’s a very simple app doing just the thing. Lots of free keyboard encryption tool offer just encryption in browser, or are very confusing to use. But not Zemana’s Antilogger free, which has following features in the free plan:
- Keylogger attacks from identity thieves and criminals
- Protects every application on your computer, and not just your web browser
- Stops keyloggers by scrambling every key that you type instantly, quietly, effective, in the background
- Even if the keyloggers capture your keystrokes, all they’ll see are highly encrypted random characters
- No confusing options to set. The Free version scrambles every keystroke, and protects everything that you type
And if you need more than the free version is offering, there is a paid plan providing much more features.