How To Protect Yourself From Keyloggers

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Learn how to protect yourself from keyloggers.

Looking at media headlines, cyberattacks and backdoor hacks have been on the rise. Not the best news to hear. For folks who are doing what they can to protect their privacy and digital identity with security software and privacy settings—hats off and double thumbs up, you’re on the right path.

However, another form of malware that you may not be familiar with is keylogging. Keylogging is often delivered as a Trojan that can compromise your computer. Just like the name implies, it tracks your keystrokes and it’s often used by criminals to steal credit card numbers, passwords and more. And just because you haven’t been exposed to any malware you may still be at risk. Keylogging can also be installed as a hardware device.

So, what can you do to protect yourself?

Start by giving KeyScrambler a shot. It’s real-time keystroke encryption software that works by scrambling each key you type. It works with nearly all major browsers (Firefox, Chrome, etc.) and more than 200 different apps, which is important to know and to have so that you’re safe from keyloggers lurking in other platforms.

After installation, KeyScrambler runs in the background and pretty much works as a silent guardian. As you’re typing you’ll see a banner across the top of your active window that will display the encrypted text that’s being recorded as you enter it.

KeyScrambler is very simple to use. The free personal version is worth downloading and if you’re looking for more robust features consider upgrading to the Pro version.

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.