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Keylogger Tips and Practical Uses

Keylogger Tips and Practical Uses

Keylogger is a software program that captures keystrokes on a computer or machine and stores the information as a file that someone can remotely access in order to see what’s being typed on a computer. The software is often associated with harmful purposes like running illegal file distribution, stealing user data, and credit card number scams.

Why Use Keylogger?

We live in a digital age where everything you do online is there forever, so a keylogger can actually help inhibit risky online behavior.

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Most people find the idea of espionage on personal and business computers unprofessional, but sometimes it is necessary. When we leave our homes we have no idea what our children are up to on the internet and social media, which is filled with people you can’t trust. Thus, it becomes necessary that we keep an eagle eye on our personal computers when we are away from home.

In a business environment — while we would like to think that all the people we employ are hardworking, trustworthy, and honest — there are some individuals with bad intentions who will ride on the good reputations of others while abusing the corporate machine. The relative damage these few rotten ones can cause as a result of greed and personal gain is directly proportional to their position in the office. Such acts can cause tremendous damage to a company.

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Personal and Corporate Keylogger

There are plenty of legal and useful versions of this tool, both for personal and corporate use. It is recommended that before purchasing and installing any keylogger, always research about that particular keylogger. In addition, read some reviews because there are many dubious keyloggers out there, and so you might want to stay clear of poorly reviewed ones in favor of a paid program with an identity and some level of trust. For your own safety, it is highly recommended that you purchase a keylogger instead of using a free download.

Keylogger is often designed for different purposes; therefore, it is important that you go for ones which can multi-task, both for personal and corporate use irrespective of the network or framework involved.

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10 Tips for Choosing a Good Keylogger

Care should be taken in choosing a good keylogger. Analysis of several keylogger tools, like Wolfeye keylogger and others, revealed these 10 tips for choosing a good keylogger.

  1. A good keylogger should be able to run secretly in the background without being noticed by the user while capturing every key that is pressed. That way it is possible to spy on every email and record every conversation.
  2. A good keylogger should be able to record every website that the user visits on the internet while allowing screenshots to be taken at specific intervals without the user’s consent.
  3. A good keylogger should have functions that will have all logged in data sent to a specific email address on a regular basis for backup purposes.
  4. A good keylogger should be able to act like a monitoring device for detecting unauthorized access.
  5. A good keylogger should act in stealth mode and remain unnoticed.
  6. A good keylogger should have regular updates so as not to be susceptible to malware and other spamware tools.
  7. A good keylogger should be flexible and easy to use.
  8. A good keylogger should be able to handle some amount of data processing without crashing.
  9. A good keylogger should not expose the authorized user.
  10. A good keylogger should be secure and safeguarded from unwanted intrusion with the sole aim of stealing data.

Remember, it is very important that you read reviews and check the specific functions before purchasing a specific keylogger and paying for a subscription.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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