Workaround for password-stealing keyloggers?
September 13, 2010 7:31 AM Subscribe
, would spanning multitask windows and or cut-n-paste be an effective foil to keyloggers?
posted by notsnot to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I occasionally use poorly-secured computers to log in and check email and my various balances, especially when on road trips. I read the linked question and the suggestion to watch out for keyloggers, and the first solution to come to mind was to type in a letter of the password, change tabs, type in a url of something else, go back to the password for a few more letters, another URL in another tab, etc. Would this actually foil keyloggers? What about cut and pasting letters from various web pages to make the password? Or is this paranoia anyway?