keystroke logger?

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pittendrigh
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keystroke logger?

Post by pittendrigh » Mon May 06, 2019 11:06 pm

I recently built a new machine from parts. Only a few days ago.
Installed Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa \n \l on an SSD drive
Installed two hard drives that mirror each other, with /home mounted on one of them, so I can more easily swap OS versions in and out, without hassling data.

Got everything running, copied data from old backup disks and rebooted.
The Mint linux login screen now suddenly plays audio that sounds like a scratchy radio connection with a vaguely British accent-voice announcing it is a keystroke logger.

When I log in, for each password keystroke a scratchy voice says "loggit" "loggit" "loggit"

What the hell? I guess I have to reinstall everything. But it seems like a real keystroke logger wouldn't announce itself.
Is this some kind of hoax/joke?
Has anyone else heard of this?

What's the best way to scan my data drives? Before I reinstall everything?

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Re: keystroke logger?

Post by jchelpau » Mon May 06, 2019 11:57 pm

You may have accidentally enabled the screen reader. Try pressing some combination of ctrl, alt, windows key, shift and 's'. alt+shit+s might work.

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Re: keystroke logger?

Post by pittendrigh » Tue May 07, 2019 7:17 am

Ah. Yes. I vaguely remember something yesterday about screen reader, while poking around. Thank you. I'll......work with that.

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