KeyScrambler | Firefox addon to avoid Key Loggers
By on December 20th, 2007

Key Loggers are the small malicious scripts, which are planted in your PC to spy on your private data and passwords. They are memory resident programs, which store your important user-ids, passwords and other valuable information, as you type that into your keyboard. This data can later be misused by the master mind behind the operation, and you might not be knowing it at all.

So, how to avoid Keyloggers

I have just come across a nice Firefox extension KeyScrambler, which does the job in a nice way. Its an extension, OMG I love firefox just for the extensions themselves and one day will dedicate a complete blog for them.

Oops, I was talking about KeyScrambler, a Firefox extension, which encrypts your keystrokes at the kernel driver level to protect your login information from keyloggers.

KeyScrambler defeats keyloggers by encrypting your keystrokes at the keyboard driver level, deep within the operating system. When the encrypted keystrokes reach your browser, KeyScrambler then decrypts them so you see exactly the keys you’ve typed. Keyloggers can only record the encrypted keys, which are completely indecipherable.

Check it out at the Mozilla Addon site.

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Author: Silki
I am Silki Garg, a telecom professional from the holy city of Varanasi in India. I have a natural crush for Technology and having bitten by Blogging Bug. I usually have a contrarian approach.

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  • Ron

    There is little effective protection against keyloggers, I’m running PrivacyKeyboard and it’s quite reliable, I would like to try that KeyScrambler too, thanks for the tip.

  • http://techblissonline.com Techblissonline.com

    good find silki…very useful…

  • http://www.shankrila.com/tech-stuff/how-to-safely-try-new-firefox-extensions/ K-IntheHouse

    Nice extension, Silki! I think this is a must have for anyone using Portable Firefox on the go in their USB drive in public computers or someone else’s computer.

  • http://webtoolsandtips.com Silki

    @Ron: I agree that newer methods are being devised daily. See it is a thief – police game.
    @Techbliss & Karthik: Glad that you found that useful.

  • http://mywebquestforu.blogspot.com mymytri

    Nice find.This is what i was exactly looking for

  • http://qfxsoftware.com Fred Gale

    Here’s a tip from the KeyScrambler publisher: In April 2008 we released KeyScrambler 2.0 that now protects everything you type into Firefox, Internet Explorer or Flock against keyloggers and all websites, including online banking, online shopping, web email, forums, and more. For those of you who followed Silki’s Decemebr 2007 recommendation and downloaded the free version or bought the Pro or Premium version, there’s a free upgrade at our site. There’s a new bug-fixing upgrade coming out this week, ALSO FREE! Thanks for using KeyScrambler.

 
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