Friendly ADVISE: Use the on-screen keyboard, when you type PASSWORDS. ~! !

India
May 14, 2010 2:29am CST
Dear friends, after having learnt about the hacking, and the key-logger softwares, I was very very careful about the strings i use as passwords. but, the other day, when I learnt that security cams also can be hacked, using a special code, into the search box of google, I was more afraid. I started to read a lot about the hacking world. And, you will be surprised that I have found out that using a special software for editing cookies, one can enter into your personal website also. now, IF you are careless about the usage of online banking accounts, ... GOD SAVE YOU. you NEED TO activate your on screen keyboard, for doing any sensitive transactions. AND, such software is already in your windows. read more about this in the link here: [b] http://adf.ly/2P1y simply put, it is like this: On the Start menu: • Point to All Programs. • Point to Accessories. • Point to Accessibility. • Select On-Screen Keyboard. Note A message box with a link to more information about the On-Screen Keyboard may appear. To close the box, select OK.
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9 responses
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
14 May 10
The internet seems to be a maze of secrets and wonders. Its potential seems limitless. Use it good or use it bad, it's up to the user. I wanna thank you so much for this wonderful tip. Great advice. Great reminder!!! Appreciated! :)
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
15 May 10
Your wish has been granted!
• India
15 May 10
so nice of you. it is a mutual benefit.
@maxyl12 (239)
• Philippines
14 May 10
Thank you for the information. Now I will always use a screen board every time I use a password. I also use deepfreeze. So anytime I suspiciously attacking my pc or a virus. I simply restart. And so everything is deleted and so the cookies. Once again. Thanks.
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• India
15 May 10
it is my duty to inform all my friends and associates, if i find anything strange and suspicious. and in the process ... have started the topic. But, mostly it is the same, as in medicine world. "Prevention is always better than CURE"... SO, thankyou for coming over, and listening.
@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
15 May 10
This is a very good discussion by you. Thanks for highlighting this up. I'm going to take note of the instructions and using on-screen keyboard for future sensitive transactions. I think this is believable, because hackers are always looking for ways and means to break that barrier, and go one step notch ahead. Thanks for sharing this once again.
• India
20 May 10
about the rating stuff. it pains that I am losing .. just because I have been harsh sometimes. and, it is really surprising, that, given the wonderful opportunities, online and offline, .. for developing all the wonderful things to help the mankind, .. these kiddos .. venture into the wrong side of the law.... alas.
@zed_k4 (17633)
• Singapore
30 May 10
And they say nice guys finish last and I don't believe every word of it.. Just don't give up.. keep going, bro..
• India
30 May 10
thanks mate...
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
14 May 10
Sweetie, i have been hacked three times already. But, i have a very big surprise for the next one. I hate when that happens. TATA.
• India
14 May 10
please share, at least in private, how you are trying to HIT the hacker.. If I too can add such surprises to my website and computer, I will be very glad to. I am sorry about the news of already being hacked. Wish you more firepower.
• India
14 May 10
are you looking forward for the attempt to happen.? fingers crossed. I am worried. Even if you have a good engineer? Is the engineer your son? .. what if? ...
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
14 May 10
No sweetie, i don't have children and yes i am tired of people poking where they shouldn't be at all. I just have to try this and yes, he is the best there is. No worries.
• Philippines
16 May 10
i don't know about that.. but for now i will be sure to use on screen keyboard.. it will be hell if my accounts will be hacked..
@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
15 May 10
that is a great advice, specially when you use computers that arent yours, the keyloggers are every day more sophisticated and have to be aware of that
• India
15 May 10
i have also seen a topic here called phishing, where personal data is hacked and stolen, ... so, this is always to be worried about. Thanks for dropping here and giving your comments ...
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
14 May 10
Great one Man ---we humans tend to avoid the most common things we have and go for all the heck in this world.I never thought of exploring my start button and wasn't aware of this onscreen keyboard.Thank you for this great tip to keep those spies at bay.great day.
• India
14 May 10
ha, i MISSED the best response, as this is one topic that I started. Had it been your topic, i MIGHT have made a very good ranking, and you should have given me a plus rating too. along with some sweets and a wonderful Best Response award. I miss the best responses these days. And, unfortunately, after I made friends with you, rich, diana, sweet candy, and the lot, .. I am losing my rating. anyhow, you are right about the human tendency. Have you checked the on screen keyboard? Activate it now!
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
14 May 10
This advice is nice trainer..On-screen keyboard is really helpful! It's not only keylogger softwares track your passwords. Those that use a public PC, those that are rented on web cafes are also hacked for passwords. Sometimes there are gadgets that are connected to the keyboard port and then connected to the keyboard, that gadget records the keys used on a session. There are sites that offer already the on-screen keyboard for those that doesn't know how to use the default on-screen keyboard of Windows. Sites where I saw on-screen keyboards are Neobux and Liberty Reserve, I'm not aware of other sites that offer the like.
@Asylum (48357)
• Manchester, England
14 May 10
I have heard numerous pieces of advice over the years concerning security, which is always a subject that computer users should take seriously. The advice is normally pretty much the same and covers such basics as varying passwords or compiling alphanumeric ones etcetera. This is the first time that I have heard the suggestion of using the onscreen keyboard to counter key loggers. I have to confess that this is not only original but an excellent idea. I doubt if I will go to such lengths, but I am very impressed with the approach.
• India
14 May 10
You will save a lot of pressure and tension, if you use the on screen keyboard, atleast when online banking., etc. Thanks for coming to this topic, and posting your comments.