Build Your Own USB Keylogger


Keystroke logging is the action of tracking the keys struck on a keyboard. Similarly, this is also called as keylogging. Typically in a covert manner so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored.

To use keyloggers, there are many ways. I’ll be going over 2 ways. One way involves leaving the USB Disk in the computer for the full duration of recording time. The other involves plugging it in starting a program on the computer and unplugging the device. The computer records until stopped. You can retrieve the information next time you get on the computer alone.

Step 1: Pick Your Flash Drive

 Flash Drive

The flash drives have become bigger and smaller physical in capacity over the years. Depending on your access to the target computer and the type of keylogger, you can determine the size of flash drive you will need. If you are capable of accessing the target computer multiple times a day and are using a program that only records text. You can use a 1 GB drive as you can retrieve data as needed. You will need a bigger drive to store the screenshots if you are using a keylogger that takes screenshots.


Step 2: Know Your Target

This branching off the last determines what program and what size drive you use. More than one time if you access the target computer in a day, but can’t hide the drive you could use a smaller drive to pull the files off as needed. You could use a bigger one with a program to take screenshots if you can hide the drive. You might want to use a program that records on the computer and a drive big enough to hold the files when transferred if you rarely have access.

A basic Keylogger records text only where the drive remains in the computer downloads here.

A keylogger run off a flash drive, then you can remove the flash drive till you can retrieve the data can be downloaded here.

Step 3:

usb cable 1usb cable

To load a program if you can’t access the computer, only wish to record text you can buy a USB keylogger or Hardware PS/2. Automatically they record incoming keystrokes from the keyboard then pass them on to the computer. By plugging into your computer they work by plugging the keyboard into the hardware keylogger. The data can then be retrieved by plugging and unplugging it back into your computer. Hitting a key combination to show the files on the computer.

You can find these by simply typing Hardware keylogger in few search engines of your choice or in google.

Step 4: Alternatives


You could always activate quick macro to record keystrokes and view it if you have a gaming keyboard with quick macro function.

Gaming keyboard: Logitech G110

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