[OT] Keylogging and Virtual Console

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by W. Watson, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    I read that a virtual console is effective against keylogging. Is it
    implemented in VM (virtual machine)? Is there an explanation somewhere about
    how the console works to prevent or detect keylogging? What's the best
    console, and is there a highly regarded one?
    W. Watson, Aug 17, 2007
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  2. W. Watson

    Panda_man Guest

    For the first time in my life I hear that using VM you are protected against
    keylogger installed on the host machine . You use the same keyboard for the
    VM and for the host computer so the malware will still be able to log the
    Panda_man, Aug 17, 2007
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  3. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    I did not say VM was involved here. I asked the question if it was. If you
    can tell me what a virtual console is then maybe we will get somewhere.
    W. Watson, Aug 18, 2007
  4. Hi Wayne,
    There a lots of types of Virtual Console. One is any method used to control
    a computer system without using an attached keyboard, mouse, or monitor. The
    most common method today is probably using RDP to control a remote system.
    This is probably what Panda_Man was thinking of. Some method of virtual
    console is necessary with VMs. If you search online you'll probably see the
    most common referce is to running Game Consoles, like the Wii or PS2, on a PC.

    I would guess though that the statement was about running multiple logical
    consoles on a text based operating system. This is kind of the old
    definition. The reason that i say that the statement was refering to this
    definition is that it may be true. I bet you aren't using Linux, so I'm going
    to ignore this.

    There are alot of important things that are far more important, to name a few:
    1) Keep your computer patched to date.
    2) Do not run as an admin
    3) Run updated Anti-Virus software
    4) Run updated Anti-Spyware software

    Richard Manion, Sep 5, 2007
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