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Best Keylogger program?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by youngdogs, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. youngdogs

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    I have a friend that wants to install a software keylogger on their computer. It needs to run unobserved in the background. What have you used and would you purchase it again? (I don’t want this to be a debate on privacy or trust issues, just software that works.)

    Thanks!
     
  2. ed97fzj80

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    Tell your skiddie friend to go outside and play.
     
  3. srplus

    srplus Walked with the Dinosaurs

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    Can't help but argue the issue... All should be illegal. If he has issues with something that requires key logging... he is way beyond any help that that lame stuff can provide.

    Find another way. My 2¢’s – whether wanted or not.
     
  4. miletwo

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    I'm going to weigh in on the other side and say that I think keyloggers are great. Generally the only people (IMO) who are afraid of having their keystrokes recorded are those who have something to hide. I have a keylogger installed on my children's computers (macs, so I'm no help for you probably) and I rarely check the output. Why? They know it's on there so it keeps them honest. I don't go snooping, but they know that if I were suspicious, I would have evidence to confirm/deny my suspicions.

    FWIW I use logKext (For mac os X).

    My $.05 of free advice
     
  5. baldboy

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    When I was much younger and insecure (immature,etc...) I used a keylogger program to catch an ex cheating on me. I'm not proud of it.

    She took pictures of the whole thing and the keylogger showed me screenshots of it later.


    In hindsight, I was looking for a reason to end the relationship.
    I really felt dirty doing it but felt compelled to do so.

    I kind of had a "feeling" about it.

    Anyhow, I can honestly say that I'd not ever use one again.
    If someone you don't trust is using your computer, don't let them use it. If a person is trying to steal a password, this person is acting very questionably in my opinion. It is spying and is very shady.

    I used one. I admitted it to the person I was spying on. It was wrong. I regret doing it and had a dirty feeling about it since.

    I wouldn't recommend it and am sorry I stooped to that level.
     
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    Shes cheating. Just start dating her friends.
     
  7. arcteryx

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    I think it depends on the purpose. Is this in a professional environment, ie., you want to check on an employee's work beahvior? Or is this for personal use, ie. you and your wife share a computer and you think she is cheating on you? I realize that this does not answer your question, but giving a little more insight may help/hinder your cause.
     
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    naked pictures?:eek: wow, i would of been steamed
     
  9. srplus

    srplus Walked with the Dinosaurs

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    Fixed it for you...


     
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    LOL;)
     
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    Yeah, it was a warm feeling it gave me inside seeing the girlfriend hooking up with some random guy she met in Mexico.
    Ahh, live and learn.
    She sucked anyway. (as a girlfriend, not literally ;)-at least not in the pictures I saw)
     
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    If it was for work- do you think he'd be asking us? Seriously, we're not the IT braintrust of the world.
     
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    Hence my first reply. If he -- oh, I mean his friend -- has a legitimate need for this software, he -- err, his friend -- has legitimate resources to make legitimate purchases of legitimate products.
     
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    Keyloggers = Spyware...Corporate Keyloggers to keep track of how employees waste bandwidth is one thing...spying on family is something different. I ended up busting someone who was using another computer in the house browsing porn (against home network policy) by going through the history file (i was already there cleaning off the spyware he managed to grab hence why i checked the file). I still refuse to put a keylogger on any computer in the house because they're not needed. I have much better ways of watching activity around the house (packet logger after arp poisining :D
     
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    The guy is a friend who has a porn problem. He approached me and asked me to clean off his computer and put a keylogger program on it to keep him honest. I think he wants it for a few weeks to give him extra incentive to avoid porn and to help him feel like he would be letting someone down if he viewed it.
     
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    Throw Netnanny or some other type of filtering software on there. Someone's going to bark about how it sometimes blocks ok to view sites. I had a friend with a similar problem, solutions were filtering software and moving the computer to the living room.
     
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    Thanks. I put NetNanny on his computer this morning. I haven't looked in's functionality, but hopefully it record's / block's 'LimeWire'? That's how he was downloading porn.

    Thanks everyone for the input!
     
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    It should block Limewire and any other file sharing network.
     
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    Well, that is the beauty of this forum. Some members ARE very gifted in the IT world, while some are not. Some can tear an engine down and rebuild it, while others can't. My point is, everyone has their strenghths and weaknesses and together we achielve a balance by asking others who are stronger in a particular area than we are. That is the purpose of any forum is it not? Please give credit to those MUD members who are "IT braintrust of the world".
     
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