KeyGhost – A Hardware Keylogger
KeyGhost is a hardware keylogger. That means there is no software to install on the computer you need to monitor. If you can plug in a keyboard or a mouse, you can use KeyGhost. To install the external KeyGhost hardware keylogger, you simply unplug the keyboard cable from the back of the PC; plug it into one end of the KeyGhost, then plug the other end back into the PC. It plugs into the same spot as the keyboard wire along with the keyboard. A hardware keylogger is also undetectable by Spyware programs.
KeyGhost was developed in 1998 by Shane Tolmie, a University of Canterbury engineering graduate who enlisted help from fellow graduates, brothers Theo and Andreiko Kerdemelidis.
The company’s product, called KeyGhost, is a hardware keylogger which records everything typed on a keyboard, and can spit it all out again on command for whoever has the password to the log, be it the user or the user’s employer.
It has several variations that can plug into a standard keyboard cable or be hardwired inside the keyboard itself.
Keyghost started out being marketed primarily as a backup system for reporters and writers in the event of their systems crashing.
KeyGhosts’ market is computer users who want to monitor their own computer activity. Parents who want to monitor their children’s website visits and email are their best customers.
The Hardware KeyLogger
The KeyGhost is used to log all keystrokes on a computer. It is a tiny plug attached onto the end of the keyboard cable. It installs in less than 5 seconds. In some instances, it can be more efficient than a software program to monitor a computer.
There are several reasons why a software program may not always be the best option. If the target computer is password protected, it will be almost impossible to install a software keylogger. The KeyGhost device installs in a few seconds, onto any desktop PC with any operating system. The KeyGhost device can be installed when the computer is switched off. It will also pick up passwords used to access the BIOS before boot up.
No software installation is needed at all to record or retrieve keystrokes. Recorded keystrokes can be played back into any text editor using our ‘keystroke ghosting’ technique. Unlike software keystroke recorders, KeyGhost records every keystroke and is impossible to detect or disable using software.
KeyGhost is a very simple computer monitoring solution with no software to install. If you think KeyGhost would be beneficial to you, get some more information here. The cost of the KeyGhost hardware keylogger is $89.00.
KeyGhost – The Hardware Keylogger – Using a hardware keylogger to record keystrokes is as simple as plugging it in between the keyboard and PC. This can take anyone with little or no experience under 5 seconds to learn and do. Once a hardware keylogger is connected, it begins recording every keystroke that passes through it into its own internal memory. No software is needed to record keystrokes with KeyGhost keylogger.