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Amit Varma is a writer based in Mumbai. He worked in journalism for over a decade, and won the Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2007. His bestselling novel, My Friend Sancho, was published in 2009. He is best known for his blog, India Uncut. His current project is a non-fiction book about the lack of personal and economic freedoms in post-Independence India.




Bastiat Prize 2007 Winner

Recent entries

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30 August, 2007

How To Beat The Keystroke Loggers

After reading my post about how Mumbai’s cops are installing keystroke loggers in Mumbai’s cybercafes, reader VatsaL wrote in with a safeguard:

start > programs > accessories > accessibility > on-screen keyboard

keyloggers won’t be able to deal with those

although some are programmed to take a screen capture every time a mouse is clicked,

on-screen keyboard > settings > hover to select > ok.

I always practice that at all cybercafes, never know what they have in there

just the perfect recipie for a delicious pc. virus rotten, spyware salted? no worries.

macs come naturally flavoured.

That’s a good safety measure. To add to that, change your email password often, especially when you return to a safe computer after having used one at a cyber cafe or somebody’s place. You don’t want Hawaldar Tambe reading all your flirty emails.

Posted by Amit Varma in Freedom | Miscellaneous

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