Keyloggers are one of the most feared security threats on computers. They are basically hardware devices or software programs that can record all your keystrokes and are used by cybercriminals to steal personal credentials of people such as usernames, password, credit card details, bank account information and other confidential data of users. Keyloggers are quite sneaky in nature, and are often installed silently on your PC without your consent. On the positive side though, there are a few protection measures that you can employ to protect yourself from them. If you don’t want your private information to be transmitted to hackers without your awareness, Oxynger KeySheild provides a robust solution. It’s a virtual keyboard designed to protect your private information from keystroke logging.
Oxynger KeySheild has been created with four key fundamentals in mind: protection, security, anti-hacking and compatibility. The application boasts a number of features to keep you on the safe side. It keeps spyware, Trojan-horses and spyware at bay by protecting your computer from various logging tools including keystroke logging, screen logging, mouse logging and clipboard logging. The program comes with screen capture protection – a powerful feature that prevents taking its screenshots with screen logging tools.
When it comes to compatibility, Oxynger KeyShield supports a truckload of application, including web browsers such Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, encryption programs like Ashampoo Magical Security, MyWinLocker, MyLockbox and TrueCrypt, password managers including 1Password, RoboForm, LastPass, Keeper, Direct Pass and more, IM tools, parental control software, ZIP archive Tools including WinZip, WinRaR and 7-Zip, and text editors such as NotePad, UltraEdit, WordPad etc. In short, it will work with most popular software used for storing important information or transmitting it over the internet.
Another interesting bit about Oxynger KeySheild is its anti-mouse logging abilities. It basically uses different key layouts for each installation of the program. For instance, a standard keyboard comprises of QWERTY layout which is much more easy to log by an attacker. On the contrary, Oxygner presents a non-standard layout whenever you install the app, which becomes much more difficult to crack by intruders.
Of course, the application is not designed to be used for everyday computer typing, but is meant to be used in situations when you need to type something confidential in nature such as credit card numbers or your bank account details.
Oxynger KeyShield works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8; testing of the application was carried out on Windows 8 Pro, 64-bit.