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2-05-2009 @ 5:33PM
Simple Scan for Spyware/Virus...clean?Great now make a txt doc on your desktop with a random name and type your password in there.Now just copy & paste it into WOW everytime your loginsometime later....oh no you got a virus/spyware....keylogger?Well they wont get your password because you never type it injust a long log of CTRL+C, CTRL+V
2-05-2009 @ 5:44PM
Sigh, NO copy/paste will NOT prevent your password from being logged and stolen.Although they might be called simply "key loggers" these malware programs are a lot more sophisticated than that.Also re: quest helper... I switched to Carbonite Quest - MUCH lighter on resources than Quest Helper anyway.
Wrong.Any application can read from the clipboard at any time. It's a global thing, not a per-application thing ( how else do you get your text from Word in to your favorite chat application ).Clipboard text is stored in plain text, so it's easily readable by any application on the system. Thus explains this security policy implemented in IE7: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb250473(VS.85).aspxClipboard text is grabbed through a standard API call that is the same on nearly every Windows OS. This means all you have to do is copy out clipboard contents whenever someone pastes something in and parse. Within a few seconds you can figure out if it's text and, if so, whether it's a password.And hey, a sample application for how this can be done is available on MSDN:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms649016(VS.85).aspxSo not only can I do this, but I can do so writing not even 1 line of my own code.*PLEASE* stop spreading this misinformation. It doesn't matter where you heard it: This advice is wrong.Read more on the clipboard here:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms649012(VS.85).aspx
2-05-2009 @ 5:45PM
thats technically not true, viruses can do many things, one of which is take a screenshot of youre screen at a particular time, so having youre password written plainly in a text document will mean it can be easily taken.
2-05-2009 @ 5:52PM
Congratulations, you have managed to fool the most literal interpretation of keylogger. Now, how about the ones that sniff your outgoing packets or examine your clipboard contents whenever they change or get pasted?
2-10-2009 @ 9:36AM
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