How To Use Notepad To Keep Your Credentials Secure From A Keylogger?

Keylogging is considered one of the most dangerous attacks in cyber security because it is hard to detect and can steal your most valuable information.
Keylogger is a malware that records your keystrokes and sends them to the intended person or stores them in local storage which can later be used for any purpose.
It can record your social media account passwords, bank account PIN, emails you type to your boss, messages you send to you ba, literally everything you type.
Keyloggers are spread through the same means other malware are distributed. It could be directly installed on a victim’s device or sent via the Internet.
Direct installation is hard and could be easily prevented. However, you need to take some security measures in order to prevent remote installation.
There are some useful methods that can keep you secure from keyloggers. Gavin Phillips lists here 5 of them to protect yourself against keyloggers.
But these precautionary measures work only for your own device.
Consider a situation when you need to use someone’s else computer or phone for some purpose and you are required to enter your credentials. The task is crucial but you are not sure whether the device is secure or not.
There could possibly be a spying eye watching you type your PIN and password.
How to avoid keyloggers in these conditions?
Act like a magician. Keylogger is your spectator. All you need to do is to distract it.
Open a text editor and type something random which contains your credentials. If your password contains dictionary words, write a sentence or having those words. For numerical values, type from 0 to 9. Write extra special characters in combination with those in your password. Then make a selection and copy and paste the required parts of your credentials.
This method is secure because keyloggers record only the things you type.
You type nothing or you distract it.

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