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What is a hardware keylogger?

Author: Jack Conner
by Jack Conner
Posted: Mar 10, 2020
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A hardware keylogger is a tiny electronic device capable of capturing keystrokes from a PS/2 or USB keyboard. A keylogger contains advanced electronic circuitry for monitoring a keyboard's USB or PS/2 connection, filtering keystroke data, and recording the data to internal memory. The built-in memory typically has several megabytes (or even gigabytes), meaning it can hold years-worth of typing.

A hardware keylogger is completely undetectable for software running on the computer, such as anti-virus programs and security scanners. A hardware Keylogger also requires no software or drivers, meaning the installation process can be done in a matter of seconds. Just plug the keylogger in-between the keyboard and the USB or PS/2 socket on the computer's rear side.

USB Keylogger:

The KeyGrabber USB is a best-seller in the general-purpose USB keylogger segment. By entering the password the KeyGrabber USB keylogger may switch into a USB flash drive, providing instant access to the entire log file.

The KeyGrabber USB hardware keylogger is valued by customers for its compatibility with all types of USB keyboards, including wireless keyboard, Mac keyboards, and keyboards with built-in hubs. Unlike other keyloggers available on the market, the KeyGrabber USB is completely undetectable for software.

WiFi USB hardware keyloggers:

One of the newest evolvements in hardware keylogger technology are keyloggers with remote access. Keelog has created the most advanced keyloggers on the market, named the AirDrive Keylogger and AirDrive Forensic Keylogger.

The AirDrive series of keyloggers incorporates a built-in WLAN transceiver, Access Point, and TCP/IP stack, meaning you can connect to it over Wi-Fi. Once connected, you can view the data log, download it, or reconfigure the device. The more sophisticated Pro and Max versions also have the capability of sending E-mail reports with captured keystroke data to any recipient E-mail address you supply. This means you can keep track of what's happening on the monitored computer from any place throughout the world, just by checking your mailbox! The AirDrive Keylogger family also has the capability of time-stamping and live data streaming of captured keystroke data. This makes it possible to create entire networks of wireless keyloggers - a solution that is particularly recommended for monitoring several computers in a household, or controlling employee productivity in companies, or acquiring data from barcode scanners.

What about software keyloggers?

Software keyloggers are considered to be an alternative to hardware keyloggers. However, they inherit all the problems any other software security application would have:

Fully detectable from OS task manager and anti-virus programsOperating system dependent (Mac, Windows, Linux)Necessity to upgrade together with operating systemAccess required in order to install (usually with administrative rights)Per-installation licensingNo logging possible during computer power-upA hardware keylogger is a clean and stealthy solution, that just always works! No drivers or software are necessary, no surprises after an operating system update.

Who are we?

Keelog is the leading manufacturer of hardware keyloggers. The KeyGrabber and AirDrive series of keyloggers has sold in 100,000+ units worldwide, making it the most successful product in its class. Keelog has created the concept of a keylogger operating as a USB stick for retrieving data, which is the standard mode of operation for modern keyloggers. Keelog has also introduced the first PS/2 keylogger with USB data retrieve, the first Wi-Fi wireless keylogger, and the first miniature video-loggers. For more information, go to the about us page.

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About the Author

I am Jack, Working as a Marketing Manager at keelog which gives Usb keylogger and Keyloggers to monitor your employees, Children or any other person.

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