TypeRecorder (Keystroke Logger)
are common amongst hackers all around the
world. Keystroke loggers do exactly what it says, it is a small
program that logs to a file everything that you type and the person
who installed the logger can retrieve the log whenever he/she
wants. Hackers use the software to gain information like
logins/passwords or any other useful data.
TypeRecorder 1.5 is a shareware control panel created by
Rampell Software. The software itself is marketed as a tool that
would be usefull in the case your system crashes, power outages
or any other situation that might cause you to lose data..... For
instance, you are typing up a paper for work or school, suddenly
your computer locks up and you forgot to save! Type recorder will
have a log of what you typed and you may recover once you restart.
Other uses TypeRecorder can be used for explains Rampell
software in the readme is that the program is helpful in monitoring
unauthorized use of your computer and has the ability to log the
application, time and date they keys were pressed.
If you use this software we advise you to be careful that all your
passwords, emails, messages, chats are going to be logged
also, if someone found the log file the program stores in the
control panels folder in plain view then you can run into some
How to make TypeRecorder more discreet.
1. Install. Restart. Register the software to avoid the warning
message that you are using unregistered software once you start
your computer. If you do not register the message will keep
appearing. If a visitor visits your computer and sees the message
they will know a keylogger
is installed. Major security risk.
2. Make the control panel invisible. Get a program like ResEdit (free from Apple)
go to the file menu and click on "Get Info File/Folder" then browse
to your Control Panels and select TypeRecorder and press the
GET INFO Button. Find the box where it says "Invisible" and check
it close the window and make changes. Do the same for the
FOLDER called "TypeRecorder Records"
3. When you want to view the log files, simply use ResEdit can
Uncheck the Invisible box from the "TypeRecorder Records" folder
and save changes. Make sure once you are done visiting the log
file you re-invisiblize that folder.
In the next version SecureMac would like to see the option to change the folder the log writes to and make it invisible
New in version 1.5:
Choice of destination data directory
Choice of application to open log files
Use of eSellerate Payment system
Type Recorder 1.5
Register online: Open the program to get details and register online!
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