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    Nick Francesco
    Nick Francesco
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    Getting tired of the break-ins at every online system? What do you think is the solution?

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    HotDawg
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    If I understood it correctly, this latest problem with Facebook, Twitter, and all the others was because of a widespread infection of personal computers with a keylogger. Not that the databases at the online system had been compromised.

    Unless I got that keylogger off my system, I can’t see where changing my passwords would do much good.

    And, how do I tell if I have a keylogger active? I know some firewall type programs, and maybe some mail servers, will alert you if there is an unusually high amount of outbound email — but I’m not sure if the amount of traffic a keylogger would generate would be enough to trigger such an alert.

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    Christian
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    Getting tired of the break-ins at every online system? What do you think is the solution?

    1. Stop using online systems.
    2. Prepare popcorn.

    I would hope most malware scanning tools would also be searching for keyloggers, but I don’t know if they do or not.

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