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Need help regarding keylogger incident

by curiouskatkins / December 6, 2012 12:04 AM PST

Awhile back an ex sent me an email with a jpeg attached. The jpeg was a picture he had taken. There was an email after it, that asked had I gotten it. I clicked on the picture to download it, and my antivirus flagged the jpeg up as containing a keylogger. What is the likelihood, that he sent this to me deliberately? Is it possible that this keylogger randomly attached itself to the jpeg which he then sent to me.

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Re: keylogger
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 6, 2012 12:11 AM PST

My guess is 99%.

I wonder if an attempt to break in into a PC owned by somebody else is prosecutable. Why not ask your local police?


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by pgc3 / December 6, 2012 12:19 AM PST

That is a really hard call to make as to whether this was done by design or was a coincidence, it could go either way. It would seem that your security set up/software is insufficient to the task. You might want to shop around for some heavy duty A/V software that offers KEYLOGGER/KEYSTROKE and anti Phishing capabilities, there are several out there (not free of course) that would likely have precluded the problem.

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