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Check your PC for a secret keylogger recording everything you do

Check your PC for a secret keylogger recording everything you do
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You're not really paranoid if they're actually out to get you, right? That's one philosophy that many Internet users subscribe to to keep their computers - and their personal information - locked down and safe.

Now, you know I'm a big proponent of strong security, and I'll be the first to alert you in case of a new scam or security threat. But you shouldn't be afraid to enjoy technology just because there are a few bad apples out there.

That doesn't mean you should ignore security altogether either. One of those bad apples could be in your home, tracking your every move on your computer.

One of the ways scammers can steal your personal information is by installing keyloggers on your computer. Keylogging software is spyware that records everything you type and sometimes even what you click. That means that emails, passwords and other sensitive information is at risk when the person who installed the keylogger downloads files of everything you've done on your computer.

Next page: Luckily, you can spot keyloggers with a well-trained eye.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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