Posted by : Haseeb Javed Saturday, September 22, 2012
For the beginner hacker, or someone who just needs access to something quickly, keyloggers are the easiest, most user friendly tools to use, especially for certain tasks. If you don't already know, a keylogger is a program that can be installed on a target computer and stealthily record and log everything that goes on on that computer, ready to report back to the hacker. Some people use keyloggers to monitor their kids or employees but they can also be used to hack into accounts.
The downside of hacking with a keylogger is that you need to have access to the computer you want to run it on (although certain keyloggers can be sent via email). This means that the sort of jobs keyloggers are perfect for include; stealing a Facebook or email password from a friend or family member, or seeing what websites they visit when no ones around. Once the keyloggers been installed you can either retrieve it with a secret key combination to view the logs, or have to logs sent to you via email, without anyone knowing.
The keylogger (also known as Computer Monitoring Software) will automatically record all passwords once it starts monitoring, along with where the passwords were entered. Most keyloggers will have a tab that monitors websites, a tab that monitors applications and a tab that monitors keystrokes. All you'll have to do is look at the keystrokes tab, scroll to the website that you need the password for and see what was typed first – almost always the user name and password.
You'll also be able to see screenshots, taken periodically that will show what the target user has been doing in his accounts. Activities like reading and sending emails, looking at photos on Facebook and elsewhere on the web will all be recorded for you to look through. You can also customize the way the keylogger works, how often screenshots are taken and when to start monitoring. You can even uninstall the software stealthily at any time and they'll never know they've been monitored!
All of this is easy to set up and use, as keyloggers are designed for the average user, not the pro hacker. As well as monitoring keystrokes, websites and taking screenshots, most Computer Monitoring Software will monitor all applications used, documents opened or saved, items copied to the clipboard and more, all with the dates and times of when these activities happened. In fact keyloggers are the perfect spying tool, which you can now get for phones as well as computers.
If you're interested in learning more about keyloggers check out Gecko Monitor, which has a free trial and all of the features mentioned above. You can download Gecko Monitor by heading to http://www.GeckoMonitor.