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WarlockofVirgo 08-07-2004 10:51 PM

Cross Platform Key Logging on Linux & Windows
 
When I was on Windows XP I had a program that logged not just keys but all kinds of stuff on my computer. I wanted to know that no one was doing any thing bad on it. The program was called Starr something. I forgot the whole name. Any way, what kind of programs do we have for Linux that's equivalent to Starr. This program also has the option to be installed remotely and can send email reports and all kinds of other neat features. I was thinking of using Crossover Office to install it, but considering the nature of the program I don't think the logging features would function properly on Linux.

You need the program to encrypt the log files and my problem is that you need Windows to use it. I was wondering if any one knows of a keyloggers that can be Administrated from Linux but record keys on Windows. I'm looking for a cross platform key logger.

unSpawn 08-28-2004 05:59 AM

I wanted to know that no one was doing any thing bad on it.
On Linux then you would start down the path of securing and hardening your box before you let people in. In other words, we've got A LOT more options to keep people from doing harm on the system. If you've performed proper hardening then with keylogging you IMNSHO move into the territory of privilege abuse, abusing users privacy.


This program also has the option to be installed remotely
If you've got SSH running and root privileges on the box (or something like Webjob) there's no problem.

and can send email reports
IMNSHO that's just fluff. In essence I'd say it's scriptable.

and all kinds of other neat features.
Your and my definition of "neat" may vary greatly :-]

I was thinking of using Crossover Office to install it, but considering the nature of the program I don't think the logging features would function properly on Linux.
Correct. I'm glad to say low level hookage works way different in Linux.

You need the program to encrypt the log files
Lotsa tools on Linux ranging from OpenSSL to GPG. Almost all is scriptable (which is debatable: storing keyphrases 'n such).

I was wondering if any one knows of a keyloggers that can be Administrated from Linux but record keys on Windows.
None I know of. Of course if you could could make the keylogger syslog, then you could send it to a remote syslog server. Dunno if Kiwi accepts traffic over SSL or does tunneling tho.

WarlockofVirgo 08-28-2004 05:17 PM

Looks like I'll just have to get "Linux for Dummies".;)

What about parental controls for internet access? I've got this 15 year old half cousin who's addicted to porn. When I was on Windows there was at least 500 pictures of pornography he had downloaded. He was staying at my house while his parents got a new home and he was staying in my room so I made him his on windows account on XP. I used to have Norton Internet Security which has it's own parental controls. Yet some how he would allways get porn over google. I ended up blocking google all together but after a week he still managed to find pornography. The reason I installed Starr on it was to see what he was doing so I could find ways to keep him from going to the places he was going. I don't mind him using my computer, but I don't have the time to be sitting there watching what he does on it.

Any ways I was wondering what kind of parental controls do we have for linux?

unSpawn 08-31-2004 08:31 PM

Looks like I'll just have to get "Linux for Dummies".
I was kinda hoping LQ'd fill that spot for you?


Any ways I was wondering what kind of parental controls do we have for linux?
I used to have Norton Internet Security which has it's own parental controls.
I don't have any clue what Norton would use to block access, but probably it's a mix of white and blacklists and plaintext matching of "offensive" terms from wordlists.


Yet some how he would allways get porn over google.
In the end blocking tricks are a no win situation and usually only motivate people to work harder to find a loophole.
I spose I'd go for the other type of "parental control" and confront him with it, but that's just my idea.
If that's not your cup of tequila, then please search LQ for "parental control", I know there's some threads with leads around here.


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