Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A software program or hardware device that records or transmits a user's keystrokes, and in some cases periodic screen shots, and is usually installed without the user's knowledge.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of key logger.

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Examples

  • March 8th, 2010 at 2: 39 am keylogger is in this file, dont suggest downloading it = D

    Blizzard spyware app revealed

  • Conspiracy theory of the day: Dell Laptop with built-in keylogger (Update: HOAX)

    Boing Boing: June 12, 2005 - June 18, 2005 Archives

  • Reader comment: Tian says: The letter accompanied with the story about Dell laptop's keylogger is fake as well.

    Boing Boing: June 12, 2005 - June 18, 2005 Archives

  • IE8 beta installs with search bar 'keylogger' - And fear the Google OmniBox.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • OTOH, there is software that performs the same task and is also called a keylogger but does so on a virtual level.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Can the FBI Install Spyware on Your Computer Without A Warrant?:

  • Military network security specialists aren't sure whether the virus and its so-called "keylogger" payload were introduced intentionally or by accident; it may be a common piece of malware that just happened to make its way into these sensitive networks.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Military network security specialists aren't sure whether the virus and its so-called "keylogger" payload were introduced intentionally or by accident; it may be a common piece of malware that just happened to make its way into these sensitive networks.

    Ars Technica

  • That didn't happen when a so-called "keylogger" virus hit Creech more than two weeks ago.

    Ars Technica

  • That didn't happen when a so-called "keylogger" virus hit Creech more than two weeks ago.

    Gizmodo

  • A keylogger is a type of Malware that invisibly records all keyboard activity, whereas rootkits hide on your PC and manipulate internal system operations. a-squared Anti-Malware specializes in recognizing and eliminating these types of Malware.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

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