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Linux Mint Keylogger

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I am new to this site and new to the need of a keylogger. I have sent one up for a windows machine but now I need one for linux mint, is there such a keylogger?

Sorry if this has been asked before, just a bit un-nerved and need help...

Thank you.
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Just out of curiosity - what for?
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Hello, Darthneo64.

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Keep in mind that spying on other users will be unlawful in the vast majorities of cases.

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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Hi "Darthneo64",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

It is unlawful (almost anywhere) to install and use keyloggers on any system other than your own system to make sure no one is using your system, or to monitor it. Parents with underage children can use them as a monitoring device.

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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Darthneo64 wrote:the need of a keylogger.
For which reasons?
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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I too want to know what for? I personally never knew such a tool could have legit reasons for it's use no offense.

@karlchen I'm very surprised about that github link you posted. So much so that it makes me feel uneasy. (I'm surprised that such a github repo exists)
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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I struggle to think of a non malicious use case for this and don't think we should be helping with such requests. I know it's easy information to Google, but that's hardly the point.
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Perhaps he wants to track the computer usage of his employee(s) to make sure they are working and not surfing for ****. :wink:

Installing Keyloggers on other people's system in order to capture Bank Logins / Passwords etc would of course be illegal and is one of the most pernicious forms of malware.
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Hi, coder123.

Guess how surprised I was that a quick search in Synaptic for the term "keylogger" immediately returned a package available in the official repositories. :shock:

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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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To everyone who replied.

This will be for inhome, family use only, I want to see how the family is using he PC.

From what I have seen, the output is not as clean or easy to read as on a Windows machine...

Thanks for all the help
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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MintBean wrote:I struggle to think of a non malicious use case for this ...
Studying purposes might be one. - Wonder a bit why it is present in the official repos.
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Darthneo64 wrote:I want to see how the family is using he PC.
Does the family know that?
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Darthneo64 wrote:This will be for inhome, family use only, I want to see how the family is using he PC.
Hm, in order to monitor how your family members use the family PC, it should hardly be necessary to log every keystroke.
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Legitimate uses do exist for keyloggers. Parents can monitor their children’s online activity or law enforcement may use it to analyze and track incidents linked to the use of personal computers, and employers can make sure their employees are working instead of surfing the web all day.
Although I have to say that I'm not a big fan of spying on other people.
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Darthneo64 wrote:To everyone who replied.

This will be for inhome, family use only, I want to see how the family is using he PC. ...
IMHO, that answer plus $2 will buy me a cup of coffee.

ANd I'm as surprised as anyone that a keylogger app is in the repos. This thread should be closed.
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This is all a bit 'Fred West' for my comfort zone.

If we are talking about concerns over minors accessing inappropriate material/chatrooms online, there are web content filters which can solve the problem without invading the child's privacy.
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karlchen wrote:
MintBean wrote:I struggle to think of a non malicious use case for this ...
Studying purposes might be one. - Wonder a bit why it is present in the official repos.
@Karlchen

I wondered the same thing you're saying and all it did was lead me to wish that there was a way to contact the creator of the repo. System administration doesn't apply because they are ways to monitor a users web activity without the use of a keylogger. The same monitoring tools apply to OP reason although I don't think OP needs them for their reason. Frankly I think OPs reason just requires that they look at the history of the browser and if they feel that they need to go further than that then their resolution isn't a technical one. Please Karchen tell us legit reasons. The fact that there's a GitHub repo of a keylogger for Linux makes me feel like I have to be a little more careful on Linux.
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Darthneo64 wrote:To everyone who replied.

This will be for inhome, family use only, I want to see how the family is using he PC.
To make sure the kids are doing their homework? I think if this is about monitoring the family trust and communication is probably the best solution
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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Darthneo64 wrote:I want to see how the family is using he PC.
Try talking to them about it.
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Re: Linux Mint Keylogger

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I think you guys are confusing malware Keyloggers installed by those who wish to capture other people's info and a Keylogger you install on your own computer. The office I used to work in used Keyloggers to make sure employees were working when they were supposed to and to make sure no one was sharing sensitive company information. We signed forms accepting the conditions along with the normal NDA.

As for talking to the Family....I'm sure every teenager who drinks or uses drugs got a good talking to somewhere along the line before they starting engaging in such behavior. Wanting to make sure your children are not falling prey to online predators seems like a pretty legitimate reason to use a Keylogger.....on your family computer.

Of course we all know that it's completely impossible for anyone to install Keyloggers on our Linux machines without us knowing about it in order to steal our banking Logins and Passwords.......Right ? :wink: ( partial sarcasm).
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