Apparatus, system, and method for protecting against keylogging malware

CAFC
  • US 9,503,473 B1
  • Filed: 07/11/2016
  • Issued: 11/22/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for preventing software key logging executable by a microprocessor, comprising:

  • installing and maintaining an anti-key lodger at a most privileged access level for browser events in an Application Programming Interface (API) stack;

    detecting, by the anti-key logger, a browser form submission initiation call event associated with data inputs entered by a user, wherein the form submission initiation call event is an OnSubmit call event or a BeforeNavigate call event;

    submitting the data inputs to a designated entity; and

    clearing, by the anti-key logger, confidential data from the data inputs to protect against the threat of key logging malware capturing the confidential data.

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