Protecting Yourself from Key Logging
Keyloggers are one of the most formidable security threats out there for computers today. Primarily, they are feared because:
- They can be impossible to detect
- They can do a lot of serious damage
- To the computer
- To your reputation
- To your customers by stealing their information
At Comodo, we understand the full potential of a keylogger computer hacker. Viruses may just crash your computer or ruin the hard drive, but keyloggers are usually used to steal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.
Computer protection is a must, and there are four primary ways of protecting yourself. We look into all the ways and help you decide which is the best.
Keylogger Computer Protection Options
The first option is the use a firewall. Keyloggers usually have to transmit their information to a third-party before anything can happen, so your information is sent from the computer to another device. While you may be able to check the network closely to find them, you can’t count on that monitoring to reveal them. Firewalls can be an excellent defense because it monitors the computer’s activity better than you.
Pairing that with a whitelist of approved websites can also help because if the website or application isn’t on the whitelist, employees can’t visit it.
You can also use antimalware and antivirus software to help keep keyloggers at bay. They are just different forms of malware, so keeping up to date with your scanning can prevent an attack.
Our product can help with all that and more. It is a built-in antivirus program, completely with antimalware. However, it also allows you to create whitelists, provides an extra firewall and so much more.