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Mac malware exists in all shapes and sizes and new digital parasites evolve every day. Whether it’s adware, trojan horses, keystroke loggers, viruses or other spyware, stay up-to-date and discover more information about the latest threats targeting your Mac here.


    • Type:
    • Keylogger
    • Platform:
    • Mac OS X
    • Last updated:
    • 02/09/16 9:14 pm
    • Threat Level:
    • High


BackTrack is a keylogger. It is marketed as a data recovery tool designed to help users in the event of an application crash, but like all keystroke logging software, it can also be used to record the activity of any user working on the computer on which it is installed.

BackTrack captures all keystrokes — with the exception of passwords — and saves them in an SQLite database file along with relevant metadata. In addition to what was typed, the program also records the application and window names associated with the text, as well as the date and time of the keystrokes logged. It also captures screenshots of the desktop and stores them in the database.

BackTrack is no longer supported by the original developer, and the software company’s website lists all of its Mac apps as “for sale”. However, the BackTrack keylogger is still available for download as shareware on several websites, and appears to be compatible with macOS versions as recent as 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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