high encryption sites & spyware

Posted on 2004-10-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
what specific spyware can see what I type into secure sites?
and, If I use e-wallet services to store my credit card numbers, can these be compromised?
Question by:cayi
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    by:Luc Franken
    Hi cayi,

    To both of them: Yes depending on the kind of spyware.
    The most important that can and will capture this information are keyloggers, they're made for just one thing, capturing every key you press. Most of the time these are bot's placed on your computer by a person with malicious intentions through a vulnerability in windows or IE.
    A lot of sites are specially made for installing ad/spyware on computers, most are harmless like tracking cookies, some are annoying like giving you "targetted" popups, and some are plain dangerous like the keyloggers I just noted.



    Author Comment

    any keylogger detection tool?
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    I'd better give you the official link to the ad/spyware removal instructions at http:Q_20975384.html
    If you look at http:Q_20975384.html#10973785 you will find KL-detector which is a tool specifically written to detect key loggers.


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