If you are guilty of peeking at others’ screen while commuting, you my friend, are no different from the rest of us. We all have done this at least once in our lives. However, to save the embarrassment of others catching you in the act, we have found a better way to know what others are typing on their phones; it’s called Keystrokes Logging, which records everything that a person types on their phone, including the messages that were typed but never sent.
A keylogger gets in between two links in the chain of events when a key is pressed and when information about that keystroke is displayed on the monitor. A keylogger app for Android allows you to record keystrokes on any Android device. These apps can bypass the protection built into the Android operating system that prevents a certain program from reading or recording keystrokes. Some experts say that a keylogger does not have to be a software, it can also be a device but such devices are not that popular.
To record someone’s keystrokes on Android, pick from one of the following methods:
Method 1 : Monitor Keystrokes using Xnspy
This method lets you record keystrokes on IM chats such as Viber, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger.
Follow the steps below to record the keystrokes on someone’s Android phone using Xnspy:
Step 1: Install Xnspy on the phone that’s keystrokes you want to monitor.
Step 2: Access your control panel by entering your credentials at https://cp.xnspy.com/.
Step 3: Choose “Keylogger” from the dashboard menu.
Step 4: You will now be able to see keystrokes from WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Viber, and Skype with this key logger app for Android.
Method 2 : Record Keystrokes using iKeyMonitor
This method lets you record typed and pasted text on an Android device. It can even record words which are hidden as asterisks. Using iKeyMonitor, you can record keystrokes on Line, WeChat, Skype, Viber, URL searches and even emails. This is what you must do to get started:
Step 1: Sign up for iKeyMonitor.
Step 2: Log into its cloud panel for downloading iKeyMonitor on the Android phone.
Step 3: Install the app and enter the license key for activating it.
Step 4: This will trigger the app to start logging keystrokes on the Android device. All the phone activities recorded in texts and screenshots will be sent to you via email.
Are there any prerequisites for recording keystrokes?
The only prerequisite for using the methods above to record keystrokes is to get physical access to the Android device for the purpose of installing the Keylogger app for Android.
How do these keylogging apps operate?
Everything technical happens at the backend. On the front-end, the keylogger app, once installed, is activated and constantly records the activity on the phone. You don’t have to manually do anything for the app to activate and record the keystrokes made on the Android phone. Everything happens automatically. The best part is you will miss nothing, not even the text that a person types but doesn’t send to the recipient.
The Keylogger app for Android runs in the background. It does not disrupt the phone’s functions nor does it disrupt the functions of other apps installed on the device. You can also choose to hide the icon of the app if you want to keep this mission discrete.
These keylogging programs are different than what cybercriminals use to record keystrokes with a malicious or criminal intent. They use sophisticated malware programs for stealing user data such as their credit card information or any other personal information. Some of these programs can also record the user’s password. Such keylogging programs can spread in your device through various ways. (1) Through the internet when you open a malicious URL. (2) When you connect your phone to a public Wi-Fi. (3) When a file is launched from an open access directory on a peer-to peer-network. (4) When a user opens malicious a file attached to their email. Once the keylogger .exe file is downloaded on your phone, it is installed automatically. The keylogger keeps on running in the background and sends your precious data to criminals.
Note: Remember that these Keylogger apps for Android can only be used after you buy their subscription. For some of these methods to function, you must root the Android device.
Author : ALEX MILLER