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keylogging

Syllabification: key·log·ging
Pronunciation: /ˈkēläɡiNG
 
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Definition of keylogging in English:

noun

The use of a computer program to record every keystroke made by a computer user, especially in order to gain fraudulent access to passwords and other confidential information.
Example sentences
  • The eavesdropping charges arose from his use of keylogging software to spy on victims' net activities in 2000.
  • Those wanting to steal account details from a personal computer can purchase an extraordinary range of keylogging devices.
  • The hackers managed to infiltrate the system with sophisticated keylogging software that would have enabled them to track every button pressed on computer keyboards.

Derivatives

keylogger

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The keylogger allows the hackers to monitor any activity on the infected machine - in effect to control the computer.
  • One of the files contained inside the Zip archive file is a keylogger which can send messages to an Indonesian email address.
  • Hackers allegedly captured the code by using key loggers that they installed on company computers.

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