Re: Identity Theft Protection (a method)
From: Beachcomber (not_real_at_xxx.yyy)
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 16:35:46 GMT
On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 09:11:21 -0500, "Vanguard"
>"Brad" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> From now on, my computer boots into Dos mode (Windows isn't launched
>> where there is no chance of launching a key logger.
>Unless, of course, the keylogger is a DOS virus, boot sector virus, or
>root kit that replaced or modified your DOS kernel and/or command
>interpreter. Or it is a hardware keylogger (dongle) attached to your
>keyboard (inline with the cable or a modified motherboard) that couldn't
>give a gnat's fart about which OS you load. Or the keylogger is a
>traffic monitor (packet sniffer) upstream of your host that couldn't
>care less about what you hit on the keyboard since it really just wants
>the data in your unencrypted traffic. Or, like the CIA, uses the
>differing EMF produced by the different keys on your keyboard to tell
>which one and in which order you hit them (and you don't even have to be
>sitting near a window anymore).
Does anyone know where an individual could purchase one of the CIA
style EMF keystroke loggers?
It seems that the hardware dongle on the keyboard cable is too
obviously succeptable to detection if the targeted individual is
really looking for it. (example: clever teenagers)
Also, it is not always easy to install a keystroke logger program if
the computer is physically secured from outsiders or there is
extensive password protection on the bootup cycle.