Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
Engadget for the iPhone: download the app now
AOL Tech

Thwart password-hungry keyloggers with a Greasemonkey script

If you're not quite ready to use a cloud service like LastPass to manage your passwords, you can still provide yourself some additional protection from keyloggers with a handy GreaseMonkey script.

Install Virtual Keyboard Interface and double-click any text field, textarea or password field to display it. Instead of typing on your keyboard, just click the virtual keys.

It works almost everywhere, including fancy Web 2.0 Ajax forms.

This is an excellent script to add to your Portable Firefox install for use on unfamiliar computers. For example, the one some friends of mine used in a hotel lobby that captured an email password and ultimately allowed a thief access to their bank account.

Tags: greasemonkey, keylogger, userscripts

Comments

5