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Does a keylogger captures before you sing in to Windows?

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#1 resertedlab


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 01:52 AM

The questions says it all- if keylogger was installed on your device, does it capture your keystrokes even before you sign in? Or, in other words, will it capture your sing in passwords when you are singing up to your account, or it only becomes active after?

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#2 SafetySteve


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 10:18 AM

Yes.  At least some of them can.


I have done some experimenting with keystroke loggers and monitoring software.  Going off memory, some of them are able to capture the Windows Login information.


And hardware loggers can capture even your system passwords.

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