[Owasp-Malaysia] KeyScrambler Personal encrypts your keystrokes - Does This Really Work

Orhan Osmani orhan.osmani at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 13:53:44 EDT 2010


David,

What do you think about this technology http://www.syferlock.com/ ?

Kind Regards,
Orhan Osmani
+41 78 754 8423

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On Sep 13, 2010, at 19:29, David Fetter <david at fetter.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:37:55AM +0800, Harisfazillah Jamel wrote:
>> Assalamualaikum and salam sejahtera,
>> 
>> I found this add-on for Mozilla Firefox that said can defeat Keylogger....
>> 
>> KeyScrambler Personal encrypts your keystrokes at the kernel driver
>> level to protect what you type from keyloggers.
>> 
>> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3383/
>> 
>> Can it really help?
> 
> It can help QFX Software make money, so in that sense, it helps
> someone.
> 
> As far as defending against actual keylogging attacks, it's pretty
> helpless against ones that target they keyboard hardware.  I'd say if
> your computer is compromised to the point of having keyboard loggers
> installed, your chances of keeping anything private on it are
> approximately zero.
> 
> This is an excellent example of "security as product," which is
> fundamentally the wrong way to go about it.  That a giant industry is
> premised on this mistake is not a reason to believe that it's not a
> mistake.
> 
> Cheers,
> David.
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