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Kaspersky virtual keyboard defends against keylogging malware
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 10:50

 Internet Security 2009 will include anti-keylogging protection, making Kaspersky the first major security vendor to include the feature in a standard suite

By John E. Dunn, Techworld
July 01, 2008
InfoWorld

 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 websites 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.

For the first time, Internet Security will feature applications whitelisting, which will analyze programs against a database from security vendor Bit9; users will be told about apps that don't show up with a digital "fingerprint" in this database. There will also the ability to enforce restrictions on external devices such as USB drives, and a security analysis tool will tell users which third-party software needs patching, in a similar mold to Secunia's Software Inspector.

The company claims it has overhauled the Anti-Virus program to better detect and deal with malware, especially rootkits, found on the system at the point it is installed, as well as adding improved self-protection against malware that tries to subvert Kaspersky itself.   [InfoWorld...]   [Comments...]
 

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