somebody shared this post from facebook:
Wall Photos Dear friends, If you visit a cyber cafe and find find any black pin attached to your CPU as shown in the picture, kindly do not use that system. This pin is actually a connection which save all your data you enter in the system. Thus it is a risk to your privacy over net. Risk to passwords, banking or any data you entered. Itz a hardware keylogger very powerful it records each and every action ur system. Like and then share this to all your friends..........
and I think it's absurd, is there any truth to this?
asked Nov 04 '11 at 07:46
That is a key logger, and there illegal to use without a persons knowledge. all it does is record every keystroke you enter.
they can be all kinds of shapes, thats round type one, there are also ones that look like USB to PS/1 PS/2 adapters.
there impossible to tell apart so if you are using a public computer often, have a look at the back of them to see how there connected, if you notice a new adapter ask if it's supposed to be there.
if you work in an office, mark your keyboard, as some keyboards that are cheap and widely available can be switched with one that has a key logger built into them. make your keyboard individual.
i would put a link to what it is, but i can only find them for sale.
2m Memory PS2 Keylogger
Product Description Product code: KPS2-LOG
Hardware Keylogger KPS2-LOG is a small external device, plugged into keyboard socket or buit-in. The function of the device is to record any key pressed each time thus creating in its internal memory copy of the text entered by the keyboard. The text recorded in keylogger`s memory is entirely readable, since the keylogger puts together all signs recorded in its memory and forms sentences out of them. Another fact worth mentioning is that the device is able to identify functional keys pressed by the user.
KPS2-LOG device has its internal memory which is not dependent by any means on the computer`s work. KPS2-LOG can store specified number of signs in the memory for any time long. The number of signs is dependent on the size of memory used in the device. Example memory size = the number of pressed keys
512kb = 512000 pressed keys = 3 month period of intensive typing ( when working eight hours per day) The device is available with internal memory size: - 512KB- 2 MB
Hardware keylogger is offered in two versions; A) KPS2-LOG built in the keyboard. In this version henlee company always uses keyboards having certificates and proving conformity with CE requirements. Keyboard after building in of the device is not different from ordinary keyboard without the device in any physical way.
B) KPS2-LOG as an independent external device plugged into computer keyboard`s port where the keyboard is going to be plugged.
Reading out of data recorded in KPS2-LOG Reading out of data is very simple, any text editor is sufficient for that: E. G. System wordpad. After entering unique password Menu with available list of options appears. Data might be reconstructed on any computer it does not require this particular computer with which the keyboard was used. Application of the device and its qualities.
May be,as i haven't read anything about it. But most obviously it will be a connector for keyboard , nothing more than that.
On facebook there are a lot of users love to have so many likes and share,half of the posted pictures/stories are fake,facebook is for scams basically now.Everyday there is a new scam.
And of course no one is going to see the backside of a computer in cyber cafe .More easier someone can install keyloggers as a software to get the passwords.
And finally cafe is not the place to acces your bank account or any confidential accounts.
answered Nov 04 '11 at 08:18
The strangest thing about this Device is that it is ROUND and I don't know any port good for data transfer that's round.
looks more to me like an extension for a 3.5mm audio jack
answered Nov 04 '11 at 10:37
For avoiding the perils of using a computer "away from home" where you could be compromised, take along your CD with LPS-DeLuxe-Public v.1.2.5 which is a Linux self contained OS with everything you need to use a "public computer". The session does not remain on the computer so be sure to take your disk with you when you leave.
answered Nov 05 '11 at 00:32