Legal Glossary

Definition of Keylogger

A keylogger is a type of software that records and stores all keystrokes typed on a computer or other device.

Its primary purpose is to track user activity, such as what websites they visit and what programs they use, as well as record any passwords they enter.

Keyloggers can be installed either remotely by an attacker or locally by the user themselves, and they can be used to spy on a person's activities without their knowledge.

While keyloggers are often used maliciously, they can also have legitimate uses such as data protection and user monitoring.

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