Virtual keypad- a safer net banking option
By Ankit Sharma
Feb 17, 2011
Print    Email    RSS   

The keyboard has become very vulnerable to hacking by fraudsters these days. The internet banking details of the customer are nowadays stolen by rogue scammers by capturing the keystrokes of the customer on the keyboard. This is done using programs called ‘Spy Ware' and ‘Trojan Programmes'. These programs are specifically designed to capture the keystrokes of the customer while he enters his personal details.

The softwares are usually downloaded and installed into the target's computer. According to experts, these softwares can reach the customer's system through MP3 downloads or movie downloads.

In such cases, the virtual keypad has come as a reliever to the customer. It comes in the form of an online application. This virtual keyboard appears on the monitor during online banking transactions and can be operated using the touch of the finger or click of the mouse.

There is also a scrambled virtual keypad where the location of keys changes every time the user logs in to his account. This makes it difficult to trace the exact letters of the password.


(Comments Posted : 0) Post Your Comments
Show All Comments
 Select a product:

 Select a product:

Cobranded debit cards: How good are they?
Factors affecting car insurance premium
Prevent your debit and credit card from...
Rupeetimes guide to different types of...
Some Facts About Zero Interest Credit...

Good Morning, i forgot my FCMB Account Number and...
Radhey@09646870399 @Escoℛts In#Chandigarh...
Radhey@09646870399 @Escoℛt In#Chandigarh...

91st Founders day of the Karnataka Bank Feb 18, 2015
Banks on strike from 25th February Feb 16, 2015
SBT bank postponed the Open House meet Feb 13, 2015
Yes bank planning to line up for credit card portfolio Feb 12, 2015
Pocket banking – new app by ICICI bank Feb 11, 2015
News Archive