[Dshield] good keystroke logger

Bruyere, Michel mbruyere at ezemcanada.com
Fri Jan 16 14:31:50 GMT 2004


It can be used online at http://www.pestscan.com/
So you don't really need the program installed... Just a IE component
As for the popularity of it, its growing and becoming more and more present
in the  computer savy persons (as with spybotSD, ad aware et...)

M.Bruyere




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve [mailto:ITmanager at rjl-pensions.com]
> Sent: jeudi 15 janvier 2004 17:09
> To: 'General DShield Discussion List'
> Subject: RE: [Dshield] good keystroke logger
> 
> Well it seems like there is no fail-safe solution to this problem. Every
> option has it's pros and con's. I prefer the software based version rather
> than a hardware piece.
> 
> In response to pest patrol, how widely distributed is this program? I had
> never heard of it till today, I mainly hear about spybot, and ad aware.
> 
> Also, if you are management then you are in control of what your users
> install/access/uninstall etc, right?
> 
> As far as legal ramifications-- that goes without saying for all of these
> devices. I think Johannes posted a reply to my question earlier in the
year
> about the scanning and consent laws, depends on state, country, etc.
> 
> To my knowledge, spector has not been detected, I have used it
continuously
> for over a period of 6 months. The reason why I do like it is because it
is
> very very easy to use and understand in terms of data viewing/collecting.
> 
> The only exposure that I can think of is if the key sequence is pressed,
> this can be changed from normal sequence.
> 
> I do take all of your comments into consideration and they are helpful,
> thanks for the info on pest patrol.
> 
> Let me know if anyone has heard of this prog before or if they think it is
> widely used.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at dshield.org [mailto:list-bounces at dshield.org] On Behalf
> Of Peter Stendahl-Juvonen
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2004 3:26 PM
> To: 'General DShield Discussion List'
> Subject: RE: [Dshield] good keystroke logger
> 
> RE: [Dshield] good keystroke logger?
> 
> list-bounces at dshield.org <mailto:list-bounces at dshield.org> wrote on
> Wednesday, January 14, 2004 8:13 PM UTC+2: on behalf of: Steve
> [ITmanager at rjl-pensions.com]
> 
> | Well if management is interested tell them to get this program,
> | Spector 5.0 www.spectorsoft.com I highly recommend it. It will record
> | keystrokes, screen captures, email, chat programs, and web/network
> | activity.
> |
> | This prog is completely stealth, "wont be detected by any of the
> | antivirus or spybot progs" - it will capture data to a remote location
> | like your sever if you wish.
> |
> 
> 
> Steve et al.
> 
> FYI-
> 
> Please take into consideration possible legal aspects, and secure that you
> have proof of authorisation for the special 'audit'. Something may go
wrong
> or the logging may be exposed.
> 
> Please check whether the product is stealthy or not. As opposed to
> advertisements, it may be detected in more than one way. Please find
> further
> below just one example of possible detection.
> 
> Please find below a tiny extract from the web page of one anti-Malware
> vendor's web page:
> 
> "Spector
> Summary: Key Logger. Runs silently, captures screenshots. Contains some
> code
> used in the Ghost Keylogger.
> 
> <huge snip>
> 
> Detection and Removal
> Automatic Removal: PestPatrol detects this.
> PestPatrol removes this.
> 
> Research By: PestPatrol's Pest Research Center
> 
> Last Revised: January 12, 2004
> Copyright: C 2004 PestPatrol, Inc. All rights reserved.
> 
> Will include URL for further details for your convenience:
> 
> http://www.pestpatrol.com/pest_info/ub/s/spector.asp
> 
> HTH
> - Pete
> 
> 
>       "There are four things that cannot remain hidden for long:
>                 knowledge, stupidity, wealth and poverty."
>         Averroes (1126-1198); Spanish-Arab philosopher and physician.
> 
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