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Choosing a secure tool for passwords

     
10:44 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My hosting account got accessed 'by someone in Indonesia'. My host claims 'they are secure', and someone might have used a keyboard logger on me.

Anti-Spyware and anti-virus may not tell me for certain if the 'bad bugs' are gone. Will someone please look at (or benefit from) this list (easy to find below the ads), and tell me the one they would choose?

Of course most of them claim to 'not have any spyware in the utility'.
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Thank you very much.

[edited by: trillianjedi at 8:27 am (utc) on Feb. 15, 2006]
[edit reason] Please see TOS - thanks ;-) [/edit]

2:54 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi Gemini,

I assume Windows?

If so, PC Mag recommended Spy Cop quite highly.

Anti-Spyware and anti-virus may not tell me for certain if the 'bad bugs' are gone.

Most "trojan" type apps are detected by the big gun AV companies - i.e. Norton, MacAfee etc.

Of course most of them claim to 'not have any spyware in the utility'.

You can never be 100% certain, but I would consider it less likely that a very big AV company would have any kind of trojan built in, than a small, unknown, AV or dedicated anti-spyware application.

If in doubt, search google using the SpyWare tool name you're looking at. Generally quite a bit of information can be gleaned from doing that ;-)

TJ

 

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