Re: Spyware which tracks keystrokes?
From: Steve Horsley (shoot_at_the.moon)
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 23:06:56 +0000
> "Alan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>firstname.lastname@example.org (dulcie) wrote in message
>>>Have just read an unnerving article about something called 'EBlaster'
>>It sounds like you have information on your computer that someone
>>might want to steal, <
> What really worries me is that people can track passwords and credit card
> numbers as you type them in. Like a lot of people now I do a more and more
> shopping over the net but most people who do this aren't particularly
> advanced technically, and will often do it from home where technical help
> isn't available. I also don't like the idea that people can snoop on my
> mail at will should they want to. I wonder if it wouldn't hold back the
> progress of people using computers/internet if they knew that everything
> they did could so easily be watched & passed onto someone else. So I
> either stop using the computer totally except for very mundane things or I
> try and learn how to protect myself, and have already learnt quite a lot
> here :-)
There was an interesting thread here a few weeks ago where someone had been
writing an email when someone else started typing along with them. They
had a conversation (by typing on the screen to each other), during which
the intruder mentioned things in incoming emails that the onwer had not yet
got round to opening and reading.
Apparently the PC was running a recently patched XP with firewall enabled,
and with a virus scanner.
The scary thing is that the only posible reason for the intruder to make
himself known like that was that he had already seen everything on the
PC he wanted to, and was so bored that he felt like playing games.