Can multiple moving cursors really hide your password from spyware and peepers? [VIDEO]

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Here’s an interesting piece of work being done by boffins at the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Many of us are aware of the problem of spyware, designed to snoop upon our computers, and steal files and data.

One common weapon in spyware’s arsenal is the ability to seize passwords by intercepting keypresses (known as keylogging) as users log into their email or access their online bank accounts.

Some banks have, of course, responded to this by producing virtual keyboards on their login pages which don’t require you to type a password – but instead choose the correct sequence of letters and numbers with your mouse instead…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.