Those of you who are waiting for the Xbox
360 do not have to wait much longer. Is Microsoft
interested in taking over AOL? Well this is rather serious! Apparently one in
six spyware applications tries to steal
Fifteen percent of the 2,000 known spyware threats analyzed by Aladdin Knowledge
Systems over a two-month span send private information gathered from the infected
PC by logging keystrokes, capturing usernames and passwords, and hijacking e-mail
address and contact lists.
Hmm, the way the keyboard
clicks can give away your key stokes!
An audio recording of an individual's typing can be transposed into a transcript
of what was typed, according to University of California at Berkeley researchers.
The technique works because each key makes a distinct sound when hit, and users,
who typically type about 300 characters a minute, leave enough time between
keystrokes for a computer to isolate the individual sounds.