There are still many people out there who frown upon the use
of hardware key loggers. They don’t believe there is any real legitimate
reason for their use. However, try telling that to employers who need
to monitor their employees to ensure they are doing what they are
supposed to be doing, parents who want to protect their children online,
or even private investigators who need to monitor computer usage. In
fact, there are plenty of different reasons why hardware keyloggers need
to be used.
There are two main types of ‘logging’ equipment;
Hardware and Software. Let me explain why Hardware Key Loggers are
probably one of the better options, no matter what you are going to be
using it for.
Perhaps the biggest benefit is that you don’t
actually need access to the computer system. Simply plug into the USB
Port (if you have a USB Keylogger) or even into the PS/2 computer port.
You won’t even need to boot up the computer, let alone type in any
passwords to complete the installation (which you most likely won’t know
anyway). This truly is an incredibly simple piece of computer equipment
to install, no matter what your skill level is with computers.
is probably on par, benefit wise with the fact that it is completely
undetectable by the computer, whether it is a security scanner or
software scanners. The fact that they are highly discreet and compact
also means that it is highly unlikely that the user of the computer will
spot it either.
Another of the benefits is that the recording
and the playback can be done over two separate computers. If you use a
software keylogger, you will be limited to viewing the ‘playback’ on the
device that the software is installed on, this isn’t going to be ideal
if you are trying to log computer actions without the other person
knowing, or even if you don’t have ready access to the computer system.
There are a number of Hardware Keyloggers out there which will even
email you the ‘logs’, which is going to be incredibly convenient for
this is hardware as opposed to software, you are not limited to the
operating system that you install it on. It doesn’t matter if your
‘target’ uses windows, Linux or a Mac, it will be able to record their
activity with ease. Compare this to a ‘software’ version which is
operating system specific.
Finally, the price for a keylogger
hardware is much cheaper than for a software version. With a USB
Keylogger, you will be able to easily transfer it from computer to
computer depending on your needs. With a software keylogger, you will
only have one license, which means you will only ever be able to install
it on one computer. Consider the fact that you may have a lot of
computers to monitor, and this cost will certainly add up.
are just a few of the reasons why people are opting for a Hardware
Keylogger as opposed to software ones nowadays. Couple this with the
huge amounts of storage space that you have on the keylogger, and it
will quite quickly become one of the more versatile devices you own. If
you need to monitor internet usage, or general computer usage for any
reason, then does not hesitate to purchase one, it could quite easily be
one of the best investments you have ever made.