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Key logging

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First off I have searched the forums for this subject and most of what I see doesn't help me.

I have a laptop that gets used by quite a few people during my work day, I've really been starting to wonder what a certain few of them are doing and am considering a key logger or some form of spying software. This is something I never thought I would do or even think about and I am still struggling with the decision to do it or now. What I am looking for is suggestions for key loggers or spying software that will allow me to know what these people are doing while they are using the computer with a good amount of information. An important part of what I am looking for in this software is that I can make it work on specific user accounts and not all of them, there are only a couple or maybe even one that I really need to get info on and I don't want to be spying on myself.

Any tips, experiences, information, or thoughts about this will be greatly appreciated.

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i had the same situation i my life as well. i tried different keyloggers, but because i was using anti-virus s/w norton he detected everything i instlled and was qurantined within a few seconds. A friend of mine suggested 007 keylogger as the best keylogger he ever tried, i tried it as well. this is great software and some good features and has a good user review on the net but it wont be able to survive the anti-virus like norton or avast.

even if u granted access to this software from AV UI u will still have problem. there is another keylogger called all in one keylogger i havent tried it personally but it has great user reviews try it for yourself, if it is of any good let me know............. HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!!!!!

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As far as starting it for only one user, I don't see why putting it in only that users C:\docs and settings\user\programs\startup wouldn't work. As far as which keylogger is best nowadays, I really don't know. Any advice I could give you on that is a couple years old or more. Somelse can probably help you there.

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As far as starting it for only one user, I don't see why putting it in only that users C:\docs and settings\user\programs\startup wouldn't work. As far as which keylogger is best nowadays, I really don't know. Any advice I could give you on that is a couple years old or more. Somelse can probably help you there.

since so many programs can be run or installed for just one user I'm hoping I'll be able to set it up for just one user. I still feel dirty doing it but I think it's something that may become neccesary very soon.

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I remember at one point, I installed a keylogger on my family computer a while ago, and on my dad's laptop, because my "target" moved over to using the laptop. It worked really well, it got past AOL's software which uses McAfee, and symantec, which I believe is Norton. I believe it was called Python Keylogger. I got it from my friend's site, but he has changed the url since then, to avoid the school blocking his proxy. It had a sourceforge page, but when I was searching earlier today(so I could make sure my roommate wasn't using my computer) I found a project labeled Python Keylogger for Windows, and if it is the same project, they've updated to the point where anyone snooping on your computer could make sense of it, ie. added a simple gui.

Python Keylogger

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I remember at one point, I installed a keylogger on my family computer a while ago, and on my dad's laptop, because my "target" moved over to using the laptop. It worked really well, it got past AOL's software which uses McAfee, and symantec, which I believe is Norton. I believe it was called Python Keylogger. I got it from my friend's site, but he has changed the url since then, to avoid the school blocking his proxy. It had a sourceforge page, but when I was searching earlier today(so I could make sure my roommate wasn't using my computer) I found a project labeled Python Keylogger for Windows, and if it is the same project, they've updated to the point where anyone snooping on your computer could make sense of it, ie. added a simple gui.

Python Keylogger

What funny is that im programming a keylogger for personal use or w/e.... Umm, you can also try a hardware keylogger, AV's dont detect it and when u want the data just come and grab the middle man hardware (between the keyboard cord and mini pin input )

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making a hardware keylogger is very easy you just need the memory chips along with the programming board and it only costs like five bucks to make. maybe ten

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i use this

http://www.4hiddenspycameras.com/memkeystrok.html

since its your computer you can just plug it in whenever you want. no need to worry about anti virus programs cleaning it either.

These types of key loggers are slowly going the way of the dinosaur, a lot of the new machines that I'm running into have USB keyboards.

http://www.keyghost.com/USB-Keylogger.htm

Here's a USB logger

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i use this

http://www.4hiddenspycameras.com/memkeystrok.html

since its your computer you can just plug it in whenever you want. no need to worry about anti virus programs cleaning it either.

These types of key loggers are slowly going the way of the dinosaur, a lot of the new machines that I'm running into have USB keyboards.

http://www.keyghost.com/USB-Keylogger.htm

Here's a USB logger

yes i agree with you ps2 is dead but many computers still have them. even if you are using a usb keyboard you could still use a usb to ps2 adapter to monitor what people are doing on your own computer. thiisnt really a method fo logging keystrokes on lots of computers that you run into but more of a solution for computers that you have regular physical access to. such as your own computers. but yes i think the usb keylogger is better. i just havent upgraded yet.

DO you enjoy spying on your family and friends? People use my machines because they know they are secure. ;)

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Just so you know, keylogging = bad karma.

i really dont see whats wrong with keylogging. like bizurke said he wants to know what people are doing with his computers. i think its his right as it is mine to know what people are doing on hardware that we paid for. im not talking about keylogging peoples bank account numbers and passwords for malicious purposes. but i still like to know whats going on around me and if that means i gotta spy on people to do it then so be it.

There is nothing inherently wrong with key logging. However, whether or not you have the "right" to do it is irrelevant. I don't understand why we Americans think we always have the "right" to do things. Especially things that blatantly disregard someone else's "right" to privacy. But I digress. I thought this was a discussion on the technical aspects of key logging. If I made it personal, I apologize.

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You have the right to bar someone from using your hardware.

The hardware is yours.

The data isn't.

Keylogging is bad karma, even if it's necessary. I'm not saying it reflects on the person. Keylogging someone doesn't make you a bad person, it's just not good for your karma, you know? They have a right to privacy, and you have a right to your hardware. It all works out.

i'd just say don't do it unless you truly must

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Sorry to get back on topic but, Bizurke, do you have the ability to turn off any anti-virus/anti-spyware programs on your machine? If so, then the world is yours and I would recommend Perfect Keylogger from Blazing Tools (I've had good luck with it so far).

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privacy?? what is that?

Something that hackers, historically, have fought to protect >_>

i suppose but if someone is transferring child porn on the net do they deserve thier privacy?

They deserve privacy.

That doesn't make what they're doing any less sickening, but the issues are separate. It's just a matter of karma. Invade someone's privacy, bad karma. Save a child from being abused, good karma, Just do what you've got to and and hope your karma balances out.

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It's like I've heard plenty of times here before, if it doesn't feel right, don't do it, and that'll more than likely gain you some good Karma, or at the very least it'll avoid giving you any of the negative stuff.

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Screw karma.

Go loggahs!

that's what I like to hear!

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These types of key loggers are slowly going the way of the dinosaur, a lot of the new machines that I'm running into have USB keyboards.

Here's a USB logger

software keylogger for Mac: keylogger for Mac and Mac spy spftware

Is it can be used on Mac Leopard

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For your purposes, a keylogger isn't what you want. I would suggest:

1) If you're going to be keylogging, you have administrative access on the computer. If you don't have administrative access on a computer, you probably shouldn't be keylogging it. Since you've got admin access, you can check event logs and browse through users' history and cache on your computer. Go ahead and see what programs they ran if you care to.

2) If it's your network the laptop's being used on, I suggest you enable traffic logging on the router, even configure it to log to your laptop if you choose. If it's web traffic that concerns you, then that's what to look at.

The idea here is to infringe on people's privacy as little as possible. You don't need someone's password to know what they're doing with your computer. If you do use a keylogger, I'd advise a commercial keylogger (or widely-recognized free one) so that your antivirus program is likely to recognize it as a legitimate program. Some keyloggers actually get whitelisted.

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