Have you ever read best sellers on the cold war and spies? Many of us have grown up on the thrills and chills presented by such novels where spies are watching everything and are in the know of every action or step taken by important people.
The cyber world too has such spies and, among the many kinds is surveillance software. These are designed to surreptitiously monitor a persons activities. It can, not only record keystrokes and log the content of emails but even take screenshots of what is displayed on the monitor.
Surveillance software can be used to monitor a person and steal passwords and other sensitive information like financial transactions and confidential matters pertaining to business deals. Computers are most vulnerable when used online.
Key logger programs include SpectorSofts Spector Pro and EBlaster, XPCSpy, and Omnisquads Desktop Surveillance Personal edition. Programs like these abound and they are used to spy on you without your knowledge or consent. In many states an employer or spouse is legally entitled to use these.
In fact, in the US many employers are using surveillance spyware to monitor their employees. Even the...