Keystroke Encryption Tool for Identity Theft Prevention

December 1, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More

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If at this point you still don’t know that you’re keystrokes could be recorded from your keyboard and be extracted to steal your vital information, then basically you need to read on.

You may not be safe most of the time these days as cyber criminals continue to find ways of taking advantage of others and their property. If you think that you’re savvy antivirus software or spyware can do the trick dandy, better think again.

If you’re not protected enough, you just might end up penniless and your bank account all emptied if you’re computer happens to be injected with keystroke loggers or keyloggers.

These keyloggers are implanted piece of software or malware to be exact that records your keystrokes as you type on your keyboard in an effort to steal confidential information like credit card numbers and pins, bank account details and other online related financial information including your identity for use on other criminal pursuits. Without the right protective measures in place, in the most extreme of circumstances, you could be left searching for bankruptcy information as a potential means of minimizing your financial damage.

Security report from Symantec in April 2009 detailed that 75 percent of all malicious code infections are identified to keyloggers.



Traditional anti-virus and anti-spyware programs doesn’t immediately respond to attacks unless they have been earlier documented thus resulting to software updates which may not bring a rather stable protection compared to specific software such as Keystroke that helps prevent theft of your identity or KeyScrambler which encrypts keyboard strokes and decrypts it at the destination application thus allowing you to see your usernames and passwords as you type but a rather scrambled or encrypted keys totally undecipherable are shown otherwise to keyloggers.

KeyScrambler has an easy to use interface and works exactly how they describe it. It also supports a lot of applications but the free version is good enough as an add-on to Firefox and IE which was also the one I’m using.

A nifty tool could have been better if it’s open source but otherwise, it works well.


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  1. John Samuel says:

    Keyloggers can really be a challenge mainly you can rarely be aware of their presence. Such tools can be used to tackle these problems
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  2. Tetra says:

    Extremely interesting, I did not know that such a scrambler tool exists! I wonder how it even works…I mean the OS must be catching the write keystroke, and does this intercept that?
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  3. Mathdelane says:

    @John, yes they are. I’ve been using them since I’ve discovered this nifty software.

    I don’t get your question and it seems that you didn’t ever read the post or watched the video. KeyScrambler encrypts the keystrokes at the kernel driver level deep within the OS. Once the keystrokes arrive at the destination application, it decrypts it leaving keyloggers nothing but unrecognizable and rather useless data. I hope that helps.

  4. Harold says:

    I looked at the QFX software site, there are 3 editions of keyscrambler, the primary difference being the supported applications. If keyscrambler is working at the kernel level, how does it manage difference profiles for different applications (ie when does it know when to work).

    Nevertheless, great tool.

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