Intruder executes malicious applications after gaining administrative privileges so they can run malicious programs remotely, to capture all sensitive data, crack passwords, capture screenshots or to install a backdoor.
Tool: RemoteExec, PDQ Deploy, DameWare NT Utilities
keystroke loggers are programs or hardware devices that monitor each keystroke a user types on a keyboard, logs onto a file, or transmits them to a remote location.
keyloggers are placed between the keyboard hardware and the OS
A key logger can
Record each keystroke
capture screenshots at regular intervals of time showing user activity such as when he or she types a character or click a mouse button
Track the activities of users by logging window titles, names of launched applications and other information
monitor online activity of users by recording addresses of the websites that they are have visited and with the keywords entered by them
record all the login names, bank and credit card numbers and passwords including hidden passwords or data that are in asterisk or blank spaces
record online chat conversion
Spyware is stealthy computer monitoring software that allows you to secretly record all activities of a computer user.