Thousands of well-known websites on the Internet use the keylogger function to record what you type on the computer. Here we tell you which sites you should avoid and how you can protect yourself.
To reserve a hotel room, book a ticket or register on a social platform: it is almost always necessary to enter your e-mail address and password. So far, no problem. After all, you get something in return.
But did you know that thousands of providers out of the world’s top 100,000 websites record your entries before you click the confirm button? the researchers in an analysis got to know.
This means that if you decide not to re-register or book, websites may save your email and associated passwords. We show how you can effectively prevent this.
Thousands of websites careless about your data
What’s happening in the background? With over 1,800 websites that have read the e-mail addresses of EU citizens, in theory a . nothing comes except keyloggers for use. It records everything you type on the keyboard – without your permission.
Well-known websites that leak mail addresses in the European Union include:
It’s best to avoid these – luckily they are not German providers with DE domains. But other countries actually have to comply with the EU’s data protection regulation.
Also Dramatic: Russian Service Is Among the Password Leaks in the EU Yandex Forefront. So be careful registering there.
Strategies Against Keyloggers
The easiest way is not to visit the sites in question in the first place. You can find these in detail at study website, There you will also find short video clips demonstrating the recording of the data in real time.
The researchers also offer an experimental The addon is called LeakInspector Which is not yet officially available for Firefox or Chrome.
In general, it is wise to protect yourself from keyloggers on the Internet. So you can simply use the pre-installed Windows on-screen keyboard to enter your e-mail address and password. You enter numbers and letters with a mouse click, which keyloggers do not record.
Alternatively, use a free password manager like keeppassxcWhere you copy and paste your information into the form field – so a keylogger will recognize at most “CTRL+V” as input.
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