Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

How to Detect a Keylogger on a Mac

By Emma Evans Subscribe to RSS | February 9th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



You may have the experience that your account like Yahoo or email is logined in other unknown places or your emails are read even if you have never opened those emails before. You may suspect that it is a keylogger causing the trouble.

It seems that keyloggers have received many bad raps as some people wrongly regard them as virus stealing private information. However, mac keylogger is neither spyware nor virus. Virus or other spyware is normally installed as a Trojan horse, then used to steal the users' personal information like online accounts, bank account information, etc. A distinct feature of virus is that it is installed automatically and stealthily into your computer by malicious links or bundling to another piece of software and then infects your computer without your notice. Usually, they are vicious programs used by those bad guys to do bad things. However, if someone wants to install a mac keylogger in your computer, it is necessary for him or her to have physical contact with your computer. Otherwise, the keylogger can not be installed. Generally speaking, anyone else can not install a keylogger in your mac without your permissiom unless they have other access to your computer.

Mac Keylogger is a security program for your Mac that records activities performed on your computer. The stealthy keylogger stays hidden in the background and captures keystrokes, desktop screenshots, web history and sometimes even application passwords. The users usually install the program to your Mac to monitor the activities on your computer. Although many Mac keyloggers are said to be undetectable, there are still some clues that can help you to determine if a keylogger is installed in your Mac.

For software keyloggers, the first place you should notice is the Dock. Many legitimate and commercial Mac keyloggers have Dock icons that will tell whether the computer is being monitored. Here are some other signs that can help you to determine if your computer has a Keylogger for Mac:

1. Network activity even if you are not accessing the network. This happens when the Mac Keylogger attempts to send the captured data through the Internet.

2. Unknown or mysterious running processes. Some keyloggers do not leave icons on your Dock but sometimes the process of the Mac Keylogger may appear in the Activity Monitor. If you notice an unknown process in your Activity Monitor, that may be a keylogger.

3. Online accounts change. If you are sure that you are the only one who knows your log-in details on various online accounts and you notice some changes, like a change of settings, passwords, or even transactions (banks, credit cards), then it is another clue that someone else manages to steal your log-in details through keyloggers.

Additional: Those above are just some basic clues in finding Keylogger for Mac. However, there are also keyloggers that can effectively hide themselves, avoiding detection. You should be alert if something wrong happens.

Emma Evans - About Author:
keylogger Mac|
keylogger Mac

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/software-articles/how-to-detect-a-keylogger-on-a-mac.htm

Related Software Articles Subscribe to RSS

The use of internet monitoring software
Published by Erikhornung on May 3rd 2012 | Software
For a company to determine whether it is successful or not, it has to maintain the record of its com...
 
Benefits of employee timesheet and payroll software
Published by Merlinraj on August 22nd 2012 | Computer
Time Attendance Systems-Attendance Tracking System-Employee Timeclock-Labor Time Tracker gives you t...
 
Monitoring employee activity – a sneak peak
Published by Philip Fransis on March 13th 2012 | Software
Here, manually we mean that you have IT personnel and you employ him to check computers and activiti...
 
Adopting the use of Internet monitoring software
Published by Erikhornung on December 29th 2011 | Software
Internet monitoring software helps companies to keep a check on their employees, whether they are ma...
 
Uses of the internet monitoring software
Published by Erikhornung on February 1st 2012 | Software
Companies have to keep track of the activities of their employees, in order, to see their work perfo...
 
Options for Purchasing Control through Purchasing Software
Published by Purchase Control on August 25th 2012 | Software
Today there is a wide range of programs available to help with many aspects of doing business. Choi...
 
Using PO Software for a Purchase Order System and Invoice Reconciliation
Published by Purchase Control on August 25th 2012 | Software
Today keeping track of the purchases that are made is going to be very important. Finding the right...
 
Value added solutions for AR CLEARING by payment cards and credit cards
Published by Mudiam Srinivas on August 25th 2012 | Software
Mudiam solutions will enable your SAP ecosystem to be able to clear existing open invoices or charge...
 
Value added solutions for AR CLEARING by payment cards and credit cards
Published by Mudiam Srinivas on August 25th 2012 | Software
Mudiam solutions will enable your SAP ecosystem to be able to clear existing open invoices or charge...
 
Value added solutions for AR CLEARING by payment cards and credit cards
Published by Mudiam Srinivas on August 25th 2012 | Software
Mudiam solutions will enable your SAP ecosystem to be able to clear existing open invoices or charge...
 
Mobile website development – the prevailing parameters
Published by Angel on August 24th 2012 | Software
Enthusiastic developers go all out to produce great results out of mobile web development programs. ...