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#1 softeyes

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:12 PM

Hi QM7 ~

 

Topic: Keylogger via email?

 

Let's say I have sent a personal email to a receipient. Mind you, the party I have sent to email to is extremely knowledable about not only computers, however ISP sniffing out.

 

Is there any way, that if I send an email,to ?? and receive in return an email from ?? that some way embedded in the "return" email I would not know that a keylogger has been dropped into the body of the email?

 

If a delightful picture of a rose is embedded in the email, is there anyway that this "picture" might be a set-up with a keylogger drop? I am not referring to an "attachment"..this concern is regarding to a picture within an email.

 

Yes, I am paranoid.

 

Thank you QM7...I know you have always had my back.

 

Other responders, please understand that I really wish to have quiteman7 reply, and I know he will.

His response will be fruitfull for all of us.

 

Thanks.

 

softeyes

 

 

 

 



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#2 quietman7

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 05:36 PM

The scenario you present is not likely.

BTW...not all keyloggers are malicious. Many keylogging, surveillance and monitoring programs can have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user, business IT tech or administrator has knowingly installed them. Even a parent may use a keylogging program to record their children's online activities or a suspicious spouse might install one to keep track of their partner. It's the misuse of a keylogger (and similar software tools) that makes it's action malicious rather than the keylogger itself.
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Posted 13 October 2015 - 06:23 PM

Awesome! Nix the paranoia! Phew!

 

Thank you as always QM7!

 

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 05:51 AM

And even Microsoft has a keylogger baked into Cortana.



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 07:11 AM

And even Microsoft has a keylogger baked into Cortana.


Every personal assistant or AI have a keylogger module, this is why they learn to recognize the words and sentences you type. Siri have one, Google Now have one, Cortana have one. Microsoft isn't the first one to do that, and certainly won't be the last :)

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 07:14 AM

You're right Aura :)



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 12:18 PM

Aura :clapping:  did you say Siri?

 

Well..my Siri is doing a terrible job being my personal assistant!  Good grief, if this PA is an example of keeping track of me..laughing!  He does not even recognize my three a day usual phone call numbers!!!



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 10:39 PM

Like when you want to say something it will play a song instead.



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:28 AM

From what I know, Siri is apparently "improved" in each new iPhone and iOS version, so depending on your current iPhone and iOS version, it might not be as performant as the latest version of Siri available to let's say, iPhone 6 users with iOS 9.0.2.

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:15 AM

Just because everybody else is doing some thing doesn't necessarily make it right.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 11:56 AM

We didn't say that. We just said that keylogging features in a personal assistance that learns from your typing, speech, etc. is perfectly normal. How do you expect them to work and improve without that?

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 03:32 PM

True enough but then again to me it is just a toy.  Now when I get to where I cant write or type anymore I am shure I will change my tune. lol


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:54 AM

Now when I get to where I cant write or type anymore I am shure I will change my tune. lol


If you really can't type or write using your personal assistance anymore, it's most likely because the app/program is broken and needs to be repaired or fixed.

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