A keylogger or keystroke monitor is a type of spyware that monitors every stroke you type on the keyboard and gathers information used for identity theft, including account logins and passwords, which it sends to the hacker who put it there. Sometimes keyloggers get installed along with something else you are getting for "free" on the Web, or often from clicking on an infected attachment in a phishing e-mail. There are other ways too.
Sign-What-You-See (SWYS) is a new security technique that improves online banking security. Here is how it works: with SWYS, you are required to verify and sign off on any transactions made from your bank account. You do this with a combination of “something you have” – a digital security device – and dynamic digital signatures based on specific transaction information.
Your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner just headed out to do errands without logging out of his or her email account. The computer’s sitting right there. Would you feel compelled to check it out?
According to a recent study, there’s a good chance that you will eavesdrop on your significant other’s cell phone and email conversations.