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You’re probably aware that things you posted online years and that you completely forgot about could come back to haunt you. But it aways happens to someone else doesn’t it? Or does it? An alarming tale comes from a security researcher who started using the internet back in 2001 when routers squeaked and squealed as they got into action and corporate websites were little more than moribund web pages.
Clearly, we want to ensure our devices are never infected by malware. In the worst case scenario a successful malware attack could be devasting such as hackers get into your bank account taking out loans in your name and even mortgages. In the least damaging instance, you could find yourself blitzed with a wave of unwanted emails because someone, somehow has gotten your email address. And everyday millions of these types of attacks are launched each day.
Keyloggers are a type of monitoring software designed to record keystrokes made by a user on their keyboards. They are one of the oldest forms of cyber threat.