Familiar with the hardware keylogger concept? A hardware keylogger is an ideal solution for monitoring a computer user’s activity. A hardware keylogger is a pure electronic device, requiring no additional software or drivers, and no access to the operating system. A hardware keylogger leaves no traces behind, and is completely undetectable to software and security scanners.
What are the applications of the KeyDemon hardware keylogger? Parents use hardware keyloggers mainly for monitoring their children, protecting them from on-line hazards and predators, observing WWW, E-mail, and chat usage. Employers may use the KeyDemon hardware keylogger for monitoring employee productivity, checking acceptable internet usage, and collecting corporate equipment usage statistics. Private investigators apply hardware keyloggers in the process of collecting computer-related evidence. Finally the KeyDemon hardware keylogger may be used by anybody to check if their spouse is cheating on them, or simply to make a backup of typed text.
One of the questions that should be answered at this point, is if using a hardware keylogger is legal. Technically speaking, you should contact a lawyer to get detailed information about the local laws, and the application for which you intend to use a hardware keylogger. Generally it’s permitted to monitor your own computer, meaning you can watch what your kids and family are doing on the computer. If you want to monitor your employees, or perform any other type of surveillance, you should display a clear notice about this fact. It is obviously NOT LEGAL to use this device for any type spying, or stealing confidential data.
KeyDemon offers a broad range of hardware keylogger devices. The entry level KeyDemon USB and KeyDemon PS/2 have 4MB or 2GB of built-in memory, meaning years-worth of typing. Installing a KeyDemon hardware keylogger takes a few seconds, and requires no additional software or drivers. Simply plug the keylogger in-line between the keyboard and USB or PS/2 port. Keystroke logging will start automatically. To view recorded data, use a 3-key combination supplied with every device. This will switch the hardware keylogger into a removable flash disk, containing a text file with all the logged keystroke data.
In some applications, it’s important to collect information not only about what was typed, but also when it was typed. For this purpose, the KeyDemon TimeKeeper USB and TimeKeeper PS/2 were created. These keylogger devices inherit all the functionality of the standard series, and additionally contain a built-in timestamping module and battery. The timestamping module will keep track of the current time and date, and place special time- and date-stamps in the log file. The TimeKeeper keylogger series contains 2 Gigabytes of built-in memory.
The hardware keylogger concept inherits one weakness: physical access to the keylogger is required for retrieving captured data. KeyDemon also offers a solution to this problem: a Wireless Keylogger. The KeyDemon Wi-Fi Premium wireless keylogger is packed with state-of-the-art electronics: two powerful processors, a full TCP/IP stack, a WLAN transceiver, and 2 Gigabytes of memory. How does it work? Besides standard PS/2 and USB keylogger functionality, it features remote access over the Internet. This wireless keylogger will connect to a local Wi-Fi Access Point, and send E-mails containing recorded keystroke data. You can also connect to the keylogger at any time over TCP/IP and view the captured log. All this is a device less than 2 inches (5 cm) long. Additionally, the KeyDemon Wi-Fi Premium control software can communicate with multiple Wi-Fi hardware keyloggers, allowing creating entire networks of wireless keyloggers. It is recommended that this solution, particularly for monitoring many of the computers in the house, or control on the productivity of employees in companies.
The latest line of hardware keyloggers from KeyDemon is the Nano series, including the KeyDemon Nano 8MB and KeyDemon Nano Wi-Fi 8MB. The Nano keylogger series devices are only one inch (2.5 cm) long, making them the smallest keyloggers on the market. Smaller than the size of a USB keyboard plug, they are barely noticeable. This means they are the stealthiest devices available. Minimizing the risk of disclosure, the Nano keylogger series is particularly recommended for critical applications, such as investigations and security tasks. The Nano keylogger series is not only size-optimized, but also price-optimized, thanks to which it is quickly becoming a best-seller.
KeyDemon also took key logging to the next level, introducing the innovative VideoGhost video-logger. Why log only keystrokes, when you can record entire screenshots? That’s precisely what this tiny hardware frame-grabber does: silently records screenshots and stores them as JPEGs to an internal 2GB flash disk. Simply connect this tiny video-logger to the computer’s DVI, VGA, or HDMI port, and it will automatically take a snapshot every few seconds. To view the recorded images, simply switch the VideoGhost to flash drive mode, and it’ll pop-up as a removable disk containing recorded JPEGs. This tiny patent-pending frame-grabber is the first of its kind available on the market!
Hardware keyloggers and video-loggers are truly unique solutions, offering a broad set of applications in places where software monitoring options come to their limits. KeyDemon is the worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing these devices. The volume of devices already sold guarantees not only the highest quality, but also the most competitive prices. Check the KeyDemon website for detailed information and interesting multimedia materials.