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Two new keylogging worms to watch out for {WoW}

Jun 26th 2008 8:16PM I know that the common argument to the copy/paste method of account
password "security" is that a keylogger typically culls info from the
clipboard as well as logging keys. However, can those who know better
answer me this:

Say I choose a password that contains, for a simple example, 26
digits. And those digits are either 1 or 0, such as
0101010101010101... repeating to 26 digits. I record this sequence in
a notepad document, and copy/paste into WOW when I log on.

Then I use my mouse to select a digit somewhere in that 26 digit
password, and delete a 0. As long as my actual WOW password is 25
digits long, and I have deleted the correct 0 digit, would that not
work? Would the keylogger be able to tell whether my password is
101010101... or 0110101... or 010110101...?

I know that this is a simple example, but I can make it more
complicated by using an alpha string abcdabcdabcd etc.

What does the collective think about this?

Two new keylogging worms to watch out for {WoW}

Jun 26th 2008 6:09PM I know that the common argument to the copy/paste method of account password "security" is that a keylogger typically culls info from the clipboard as well as logging keys. However, can those who know better answer me this:

Say I choose a password that contains, for a simple example, 26 digits. And those digits are either 1 or 0, such as 0101010101010101... repeating to 26 digits. I record this sequence in a notepad document, and copy/paste into WOW when I log on.

Then I use my mouse to select a digit somewhere in that 26 digit password, and delete a 0. As long as my actual WOW password is 25 digits long, and I have deleted the correct 0 digit, would that not work? Would the kelogger be able to tell whether my password is 101010101... or 0110101... or 010110101...?

I know that this is a simple example, but I can make it more complicated by using an alpha string abcdabcdabcd etc.

What does the collective think about this?