Kaspersky adds anti-keylogger keyboard

July 1, 2008 – 10:27 AM

The new version of Kaspersky’s security suite, Internet Security 2009, features a novel but simple defense against keylogging malware — a virtual keyboard.

Full details have yet to be confirmed, but it is understood that the program will let users bring up the keyboard from which to enter login details for Web sites such as online banks that might be vulnerable. The on-screen keyboard will cache the keystrokes, protecting them from recording programs that would pick up physical keystrokes coming via the keyboard driver.

It’s not a new idea but Kaspersky is the first major security vendor to include such a feature in a standard Net security program.

The company has also announced a raft of other enhancements to Internet Security 2009, and Anti-Virus 2009, both due out this month.


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