Many of us have heard at least something about keyloggers. It is no wonder — these technological solutions are widely used today. Caring patents, opportunistic employers, leary partners — these are some target users of keyboard tracers. The main task of the utility is to collect information and then forward it to the one doing a spy. All this is carried out without the knowledge of the computer user.
What information can a keylogger collect? It all depends on the features of a keyboard tracker as well as the programming skills of the spy. If you simply intercept keystrokes, the solution will get the addresses of sites and passwords for accounts, bank card information, personal correspondence, and everything else that is entered into the computer from the keyboard.
More advanced keyloggers can “hack” much more data for you. For example, the tool can do a screen record, take screenshots, and even intercept media files sent/ received by a user. Some solutions can even allow you to turn on a PC camera without a user knowing about it. All the information that a keylogger gets for you is sent to your personal account or your personal email. It is you who sets up who often keylogger reports should be sent to you as well as a data type to be tracked.
Who Can Benefit from Using Keyloggers?
There are many cases when using keyloggers can be of great service to you. The solution can solve many problems if applied smartly. For example:
- Parental control — This is one of the main goals of using most keyloggers created for regular users. By installing a software solution on a target laptop, PC, or even mobile phone, you know what sites your kid visits, who he communicates with, and what correspondence he leads;
- The employer’s control over employees — If you want to estimate the work/ performance of a particular employee or you have any doubts whether your colleague works during business hours, then a keyboard tracer can do the spy for you;
- Saving all your actions performed on the computer to further use the collected information, for example, to recover lost passwords/ logins, messages sent by mail/ messenger, etc.;
- Investigation of various computer incidents related, for example, to the loss of files, unauthorized sending of sensitive information, much more.
Whatever the case is yours, a keylogger tool will help you get the desired result easy and fast. The most advanced programs of this type can also perform any functions when registering one or another action. This can include sending alerts to the administrator (you — a parent) in a variety of ways and automatically blocking attempts to send text and any other information. The utility can even start/ stop external “no-go” programs, turn on/ off devices connected to the computer, and much more.