keylogger

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noun key·log·ger \ˈkē-ˌlȯ-gər, -ˌlä-\

Definition of keylogger

  1. :  a piece of software that records the signals sent from a keyboard to a computer usually for the purpose of gaining information about the user without the user's knowledge Malware works most commonly by installing a keylogger or some other form of spyware that watches what you type or see. — Mat Honan

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First Known Use of keylogger

1993


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