Security tip! Hot or not?

  f1fan 20:07 17 Mar 2005

I have been told that as an extra security measure against ‘key loggers’ etc, when entering credit card numbers or any secret passwords into websites, enter the secret data using xp’s ‘on screen keyboard'.
Found in the
Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Accessibility – menu

Is this true?? If it is a good idea, pass it on!!

  f1fan 20:10 17 Mar 2005

Sorry, ment to put this in the help room!!

  CurlyWhirly 21:28 17 Mar 2005

I didn't even know that that keyboard existed, and I have been using Windows XP for over 3 years (blush).
I will use it from now on when doing internet banking. Thanks. ;0)

  f1fan 21:42 17 Mar 2005

Same here until today!

  Andybear 21:34 18 Mar 2005

Nice one, thanks. I do most of my banking over the internet so will make use of this.

  wee eddie 09:34 19 Mar 2005

It must depend on how KeyLoggers actually work.

I would be sceptical until opinion has come from the cognoscenti.

  Stuartli 13:41 19 Mar 2005

The onscreen keyboard facility in Windows has been available from the ME version onwards.

  Forum Editor 13:50 19 Mar 2005

by recording keystroke output from the keyboard.

Using the onscreen keyboard you'll bypass the keylogger, so it is indeed a safer way to enter sensitive credit card numbers onto web forms.

  wee eddie 14:16 19 Mar 2005

Thank you.

Is there a quick way to put a shortcut to it on my Task Bar?

  lignum vitae 15:24 19 Mar 2005

what a great tip...........thanks

  bremner 15:26 19 Mar 2005

Many keyloggers come with an additional snapshot facility which records a screenshot of the area on the screen where each and every mouse click occurs

click here for example.

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