Battering Keyloggers and Screen Recording Software by Fabricating Passwords

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Nairit Adhikary 1,* Rohit Shrivastava 1 Ashwani Kumar 1 Sunil Kumar Verma 1 Monark Bag 1 Vrijendra Singh 1

1. Cyber Law and Information Security Division, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad-211012, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 3 Oct. 2011 / Revised: 27 Dec. 2011 / Accepted: 22 Feb. 2012 / Published: 8 Jun. 2012

Index Terms

Onscreen Keyboard, Screen Recording, Key logger, Anti-key logger, Thumb drive


The keyloggers are covert security threat to the privacy and identity of users. The attackers are exploring different techniques of keylogging using hardware keyloggers, software keyloggers and screen capturing software to steal the user sensitive data. The Incognizance of the user is imposing greater risk. To overcome this problem, we have proposed a model. In this model solution to Keylogger and Screen Recording Software has been proposed by using the concept of fabricated password on untrusted machine. It deceives the untrusted system's key logging and video capturing software. The concept used here is "WYSINT What You See Is Not True". The main feature of this model is that it has a hardware recognition to retrieve the key .This key is required by the Temporary Filter layer (TFL) as an intermediary to change into the trusted password after bypassing all the capturing techniques and returning the original password to the required website.

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Nairit Adhikary, Rohit Shrivastava, Ashwani Kumar, Sunil Kumar Verma, Monark Bag,Vrijendra Singh, "Battering Keyloggers and Screen Recording Software by Fabricating Passwords", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS) vol.4, no.5, pp.13-21, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2012.05.02


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