Threat description




A program that monitors and records all actions on a computer, including keystrokes entered.


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Technical Details

Monitoring-tools are programs that allow a user to monitor the activities taking place on a computer system where the software is installed. Monitoring may either be done in real time, or the data may be logged in a file for later retrieval.

The legality of using a monitoring-tool can vary widely depending on the laws of the country and specific details of how it is used. For example, use of a monitoring-tool in the workplace may be considered legal depending on the national legislation and workplace guidelines applicable to that business environment.

In a malicious context, monitoring-tools may be installed onto a device by trojans and spyware.

Description Created: 2009-11-05 07:52:11.0

Description Last Modified: 2017-04-19 11:00:00.0

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