What is a Keylogger?

A Keylogger (short for keystroke logger) is a type of malware that records a user’s keystrokes. A hacker can use this information to steal passwords, account numbers, and any other information the user types while being monitored by such a program.

How to Recognize This Threat: Your computer may run more slowly with additional processes clogging up the system. If you suspect your computer has a keylogger, check Task Manager and your computer’s startup configurations to see if there are any unusual/suspicious programs.

How to Prevent This Threat: User vigilance to avoid downloading malware is an important step as always. For your network, ensure you have the latest software updates and strong endpoint protection for each device.