A keylogging program logs the keypresses on a device. Fraudsters covertly download these onto devices through various methods, and then read the keys recorded in order to discover things like the victim’s passwords or bank details.

Keystroke Dynamics

Keystroke dynamics or typing dynamics refers to the automated method of identifying or confirming the identity of an individual based on the manner and the rhythm of typing on a keyboard. Keystroke dynamics is a behavioral biometric, which means that the biometric factor is 'something you do'.

Keystroke Logger

A keylogger, sometimes called a keystroke logger or system monitor, is a type of surveillance technology used to monitor and record each keystroke typed on a specific computer's keyboard. Keylogger software is also available for use on smartphones, such as Apple's iPhone and Android devices. Keyloggers are often used as a spyware tool by cybercriminals to steal personally identifiable information (PII), login credentials and sensitive enterprise data.