Dark view of keyloggers in the Lounge

By Kathleen Atkins

The practice of keystroke logging comes under scrutiny at Windows Secrets this week.

Jan Bultmann’s Best Practices column, “Companies track Web use — and keystrokes,” notes how some employers use keylogging for monitoring employee behavior on company-owned machines. And the topic comes up again in the Lounge — for use at home.

Lounge member TheWildInside inquires about the existence of legitimate keylogger programs because he has disabled family members. Forum members steer him toward a couple of apps that might be safe; they also mention legal issues. Other members recommend parental-control software that might be adaptable to TheWildInside’s purposes. More»

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The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions to which you might be able to provide responses:


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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Kathleen Atkins is associate editor of Windows Secrets.


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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.