Definition of keylogging in English:


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  • The use of a computer program to record every keystroke made by a computer user, especially in order to gain fraudulent access to passwords and other confidential information.

    ‘The eavesdropping charges arose from his use of keylogging software to spy on victims' net activities in 2000.’
    • ‘Those wanting to steal account details from a personal computer can purchase an extraordinary range of keylogging devices.’
    • ‘The hackers managed to infiltrate the system with sophisticated keylogging software that would have enabled them to track every button pressed on computer keyboards.’
    • ‘Anti-spyware researchers have uncovered a massive identity theft ring linked to keylogging software.’
    • ‘He points out that staff can also compromise security by viewing shady sites and accidentally installing keylogging software or viruses.’
    • ‘Ultimately, it is hard to argue that keylogging software is not a necessary tool for every parent with children who have access to the internet.’
    • ‘A district court judge in California recently held that installing a keylogging device on a personal computer connected to the Internet does not violate the Wiretap Act.’
    • ‘The Surveillance Devices Act authorises Federal and state police to obtain warrants to plant back doors or keylogging on the PCs of suspects.’
    • ‘This includes removal of certain advertising components that may gather statistics, as well as detection of various keylogging and other spy utilities.’
    • ‘Listening to the news this morning, you'd think the world-at-large had only just discovered keylogging, judging by the new about how Police foil £220m bank robbery.’
    • ‘The company's R&amp[.;]D department created an innovative technology, which disables the very processes of information capturing - keylogging, screenshoting, etc.’
    • ‘Keylogging renders encryption moot, as it intercepts everything prior to encryption, as well as the keys used to decrypt things.’
    • ‘Perhaps the keylogging software looked for password answers to a particular webpage, for a single bank, and only captured those.’
    • ‘Once a keylogging program is activated, it provides fraudsters with any strings of text a person might enter online, placing personal data and online account information at risk.’
    • ‘Did they use keylogging software?’
    • ‘These have full-spectrum spyware capability including keylogging, screenscraping, monitor email and Instant Messaging, web surfing activity, file access and webcam.’
    • ‘Keylogging is only possible on unsecure systems.’



/ˈkēläɡiNG/ /ˈkilɑɡɪŋ/