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Nov-29-08

You Are Being Watched

posted by constance

I know many of my friends get online during working hours and chat with their personal pals, spouses and do other things. Did you know that some employers deploy certain tactics to investigate what their employees do during this time. A hidden surveilance camera is one way. The other is the use of a keylogger. A keylogger is a device that can be plugged into the back of the computer to monitor keystrokes on that specific keyboard. It can be also downloaded like a spywared into the particular computer as in a program.

This is useful for parents who wants to monitor activities of their children on the computer. But somehow it can be an invasion of privacy for adults especially at work. There should be an authorized use of keyloggers so that it does not end up being abuse in a criminal offense, like stealing of passwords and identity.

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  1. mummy gwen Said,

    Most organizations’ IT administrators can read our messages when we chat in YM coz it’s not encrypted but MSN is encrypted.

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  2. mummy gwen Said,

    That’s what my hubby told me coz his friend showed him how it works before. 😛

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  3. mummy gwen Said,

    When you send email from your company’s internal email address, all your emails are stored in their mail server.

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  4. mummy gwen Said,

    Maybe thinking twice before you send any private emails from your company’s email address..hehe

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  5. mummy gwen Said,

    This keylogger device is very sneaky eh..hehe

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  6. mummy gwen Said,

    Oh..must be careful and check on the back of the PC for any unidentified device attached to it.

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  7. mummy gwen Said,

    Nowadays there are so many spywares that we are unaware of.

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  8. mummy gwen Said,

    It’s wise to install anti-spyware software.

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  9. Ryan mami Said,

    Oh yes, I’m aware of it as my hubby is from IT field!

  10. mummy gwen Said,

    I was in IT field too before becoming a SAHM.

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  11. Ryan mami Said,

    I never use my company email to email friends or giving out my co email to my friends.

  12. Ryan mami Said,

    Only give to very close friends or family members. But then, I’ll inform them not to send me junk/forward spam mails to my co email.

  13. Ryan mami Said,

    OH! My hubby is in Network field.

  14. Tammy Said,

    It’s scary how someone can find out all our information.

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  15. mummy gwen Said,

    I was an Analyst Programmer. Ryan mami’s hubby is the expert on this issue..hehe.

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  16. mummy moon Said,

    It sounds terrible if these keyloggers are use in the public online service or internet cafe…

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  17. mummy moon Said,

    But it is useful and important for parents who want to monitor their children .

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  18. mummy moon Said,

    Better not to send personal mails during office hour using company’s pc…

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