Phishers use keyloggers to steal Internet users' identity

Friday, 6 May 2005, 11:30 AM EST

Phishers are using a new bait to steal sensitive information from Internet users -- keyloggers. A new phishing trends report from Websense Security Labs and the Anti-Phishing Working Group reveals a sharp rise in schemes involving this type of malicious program.

Keystroke logging, or keyloggers, are diagnostics used in software development that capture the user's keystrokes. The data can be useful to determine sources of error in computer systems, but in the wrong hands it can be a malicious tool to steal someone's identity.

By Jennifer LeClaire at TechNewsWorld.

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