Monday, November 5, 2007

Bugging Computers - So Simple A Child Can Do It

NY - Any teenager with the skill to hook up a Playstation can bug a computer in just a few moments, given the right opportunity, motive and brazenness.

The three Fayetteville-Manlius High School students who allegedly tampered with the school's computer and changed their grades used a simple piece of spyware equipment known as a keylogger, said sources familiar with the case. All they needed was a few moments to install and later retrieve the device - which can capture passwords - on the targeted computer when a staff person wasn't looking, the sources said. (more)

Of course, computer bugging happens in the workplace just as easily. Our eavesdropping detection inspections take this into consideration.