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How can I find out, via Wire Shark report, a key logger may be going?

asked 2018-05-10 13:38:01 +0000

rt2018 gravatar image

Hello. I am trying to pin down Keyboard keystroke problems and looking at a possible key logger. Key strokes are missed on random computers by random users with random keyboards and random Windows OS. Running wire shark, I am not sure what to look for on the report output. Thank you.

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answered 2018-05-10 15:18:23 +0000

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There are so many ways in which a keylogger can exfiltrate data that it's impossible to give a specific answer. Any (meta-)data carrying protocol is a candidate, e.g., HTTP URL, HTTP header, IRC, SMTP, FTP, you name it. It would require detailed analysis of all communications to see if something cannot be identified as expected/valid traffic, something that may prove difficult in even normal networks.

On the other hand, it would be rather strange if a keylogger would cause keystrokes to be dropped, and thereby attracting attention to itself...

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Hello. Do you happen to know of any "out of the ordinary" reasons key strokes would randomly not hit? We have tried a wide Varity of solutions to no avail...from hard replacement to software removals to driver updates...etc..

rt2018 gravatar imagert2018 ( 2018-05-10 15:24:34 +0000 )edit

That is not a Wireshark question, I'm afraid.

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2018-05-11 13:49:12 +0000 )edit

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