on screen keyboard advice

One of the most notorious spyware/malware targets is your keyboard

 

Keylogger software has been around for ages, a longtime favorite of electronic crooks.

The keylogger does exactly what you’d expect – it logs every key that you type, and then sends that information back to the attacker. How many passwords, account numbers, and other sensitive data do you type on a daily basis?

These are all valuable on the black market.

 

To protect yourself from these keystroke thieves, use an on-screen keyboard when typing in sensitive passwords, social security numbers of other sensitive data. Your computer will see the on-screen keyboard taps as mouse clicks instead of keyboard input, rendering a malicious keylogger useless.

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