If you’re looking for a keyboard sniffers then you are at the right place. There are a ton of reasons why someone would need to record the keystrokes of a keyboard including monitoring your child’s internet activity, an unfaithful spouse, an employee or just making sure no one is monitoring you.
There are two types of sniffers, the hardware kind and the software kind. With a software sniffer, you need to be able to access the computer you want to monitor and install the software.
If the computer has a password you’re out of luck. If you do manage to log into the system, then chances are that whatever antivirus / anti spyware system is running, it will detect your keylogger.
Hardware keyloggers only require that you have physical access to the pc; you simply unplug the keyboard, plug the keyboard sniffer into the computer, then attach the keyboard to the sniffer and walk away.
A few days later, simply unplug the device and attach the keyboard back to the computer and head home. Once you are on your computer, you’ll attach the device as before, enter your secret code and you’ll have access to all the recorded keystrokes.
I use to recommend the BFK (Best Free Keylogger) for download, but it’s out of date and doesn’t appear that anyone is going to be updating it soon. The other keyboard sniffers I found were for linux but contained either popups or didn’t have needed features.
You can expect to pay about $60 – $150 for a keyboard sniffers that you plug into the keyboard, not free, but considering the hassle of installing a software keylogger, it may just be the best route.
If you’re interested in checking out the free keylogger BFK, visit bfk.sourceforge.net
Did you know you can see all the data traveling on your network? It’s called sniffing the wire and it can reveal passwords, user activity, emails and more – check out our section on packet sniffers.
Are there keyboard sniffers that we missed? If so, please take a moment and leave us a comment about the product and we’ll look into it.