Financial Security Tips. Part 6. Keylogger Scam

Hey Lime family ,

To me, one of life’s great mysteries, is the one of the missing keys! Perfect planning was done ahead of a meeting I had to go to. I grabbed my bag and was on my way, or at least that’s what I thought . . . and then the delay!!!

“Have you seen my keys?” a question which gets me knocking at the knees!!! Well, at least I found them fast and didn’t even arrive at the meeting last. I had to chuckle on my way there, realising the “Keylogger” is the next scam to share!!!

Until next time, it’s love and light,

From Lenny and Lime

Master the Art to be Online-Smart Part 6. Keylogger scam

In a keylogger scam, software is used to record every keystroke on your keyboard, allowing fraudsters to use your personal information to defraud you.
But how even?!
Once a keylogger scam is in place, fraudsters can access the keystroke details via a file on your computer, or have the details sent to them anonymously via email. The keylogger records whatever you type on your computer, including passwords, PINs, and usernames. Fraudsters often target internet cafés, owing to the convenience of the computer terminals and anonymity.

Naturally they are after your private login details for Internet Banking, Facebook, and email account profiles.
Say what?!
Keyloggers can be hidden in:
  • unfamiliar email attachments
  • hyperlinks

Keyloggers can also be installed via a memory stick, or via rogue apps or malicious websites.

So, ALWAYS be super vigilant!!!

Be wary when someone else uses your computer, for whatever reason. Always be alert to computer hardware or software changes . . . and be very cautious when using internet cafés.

Well done!!! You’ve reached the end of Part 6 . . .

Lenny’s back on Friday with the 7th part of LIME SA’s Master the Art to be Online-Smart.