Mac Keylogger Free Download Websites Could Be Working Against You
The world is a scary place. Wherever we turn, unless we take extreme care, there is a chance that there is someone out there to "get us". No, this is not an article about paranoia – it is in fact about how insecure our "most secure" lives are. With everything about us stored on a Mac computer or laptop we can only imagine the damage that can be done to us using software from a Mac Keylogger free download site.
There are ethical excuses for the existence of such Mac Keylogger free download websites. They might be for the sake of parents wanting to keep a close eye on their children. They might even cater to bosses who want to make sure that their employees are on the straight and narrow and not spending their days listen to the latest hit or whiling away on social media networks.
But, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people out there that can take advantage of these Mac Keylogger free download websites for their own purposes. If a person takes the time to download free Mac keylogger software then there is a high chance that they are doing so because they want to make use of it. This in turn allows us to assume that there is an even higher chance that they are up to no good.
Before we panic, there are ways to make sure that the chances of having a keylogger installed on our Macs are reduced radically, if not completely. Even if they are installed, a careful person can make sure that they discover the software and install it before too much damage is caused.
Let us look at a few tips:
- Never leave your computer unlocked. Always make sure that you switch it off or lock it. It might seem like a difficult task at the beginning, but once you get used to it you will do it without even noticing it.
- Use Passwords. Passwords were invented for a reason – to prevent intrusion. Use all the security features that are available to you in both the hardware (e.g. power on passwords) and software (e.g. user accounts) platforms.
- Never leave your laptop unattended. If you are serious about your security then you must always make sure that you never leave your laptop where anyone can get unmonitored physical access to it.
- Refuse other people’s thumb drives (flash disks). Make it a habit to say "no" to people that want to share files with you on this medium. In a world of online file sharing, cloud storage and secure emails there really is no point of having to use them (these are also the most common ways viruses and malware are spread).
- Install an anti-virus (or two). Back in the days, people would forgo installing anti-viruses because their computers or laptops didn’t have enough resources to run them. Today, that is no longer an excuse. The anti-viruses have become much more efficient while becoming more effective and the hardware can now easily support them. Therefore, make sure that you have the latest versions of one or two anti-viruses and make sure you keep them updated.
- Keep a close eye on your laptop/computer (when it is with you, i.e.). If you use your laptop or computer quite often you will get used to how it runs and performs. If you sense a sudden change or drop in its performance, and you are sure you haven’t done anything to cause it (like install a new software), don’t just ignore it. If there are sounds coming out of it when you aren’t even using it (like the hard disk revving up) you can rest assured that there is something fishy going on – ask for expert help immediately.
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