KeyLlama – Smaller, Smarter USB Keyloggers

KeyLlama - Smaller, Smarter USB Keyloggers xploitlab

Capturing a keystrokes that we type or named “keylogger” is a dangerous method of hacking. Every time you type in keyboard that keystokes will captured and send it to attacker. Which is attacker is spying on your keyboard activity.

Hardware Keylogger

Why would you need a hardware keylogger? Corporations often have them installed to monitor employee activity, and provide a backup of data entered. In other situations, keyloggers can be a form of protection. Having a keylogger installed on a data entry professionals computer is a good way to get a second copy of the file being entered, so any discrepancies can be verified at a later date.

Whether you’ve been given the task of purchasing this hardware for a multinational corporation, or you’re just looking for a way to back up your own personal data, there are a few decisions that need to be made. USB keyloggers aren’t the same simple devices that were available a few years ago. Today, thanks to integrated technology, there are a ton of great features that have never been possible before. Let’s take a look at the three best USB keyloggers on the market. We’ll help you understand the differences between them, and find the model that’s right for you.

What is KeyLlama USB Keylogger

As one of the premier names in Keyloggers, KeyLlama is often trusted with legal matters where reliability is crucial. They focus on a hardware centric approach, not relying on any questionable software to do the job. This keylogger is capable of storing quite a lot of data, and has an extremely low failure rate.

KeyLlama records everything typed on a USB keyboard. Absolutely no software is required and KeyLlama is completely invisible to any software. The KeyLlama is the stealthiest hardware keylogger in existence – it is impossible to detect!

Unlike many other keyloggers, these work with both low and full-speed USB Keyboards. Most newer USB keyboards operate at “full-speed.” Most lower cost keyloggers do not work with full-speed keyboards. If they don’t specifically state it will work, it almost certainly won’t.

Keyllama USB Forensic Keylogger

Unlike many other keyloggers, these work with wireless USB Keyboards.

The KeyLlama is completely invisible to the Operating System when installed. Only after you have entered the special key combination, will the KeyLlama appear on your computer as a USB Flash Drive, with a file containing the recorded text.

The KeyLlama USB is also very stealthy. While it’s inline you only see the keyboard’s device ID in the device manager; there’s no hub-like devices to give away its presence. The inline thumbdrive test seemed to work fine, I even tested it in Linux using USBView and it reported the UFD as running at full USB 2.0 speed. This is an improvement over the KeeLogger.

Features

  • Time & Date Stamping
  • Huge memory capacity – two year’s worth of typing!
  • Compatible with all USB keyboards
  • 100% Stealthy
  • No software or drivers required
  • Works with all versions of Windows and Linux
  • National keyboard layout support to for all major European language keyboards
  • Strong Encryption always enabled to protect sensitive data.
  • Ultra compact and discrete, extends just 1.5″ when plugged in.

Design

Above all, the KeyLlama USB Keylogger is designed to be discreet. Looking like littler more than just a tiny USB memory key, it is one of the most minimalist looking keyloggers on the market. When fully installed, it only extends 1.8” from the back of your machine.

Just connect it to any available USB port on the machine that you want to log, then plug the USB input device into the back of it. When installed like this, there is very little to catch the eye.

KeyLlama - Smaller, Smarter USB Keyloggers

The black plastic enclosure is built to a very high standard, and it feels extremely durable in the hand. Both the male and female USB ports have solid feels to them, inserting with a firm “click.” One of the things we always look for in USB keyloggers is a quality bond between the male USB plug and the board itself. Because there will be a little more pressure on the logger from the cord pulling on the other end, there is risk for damage. Fortunately, we found that this model was built to a very high standard.

Functionality

This USB keylogger operates exclusively using hardware. It simply measures the data being transmitted by the keyboard, records it, then passes the data back through to the computer. From the software side of things, there is absolutely no way for the software to detect this system.

When you first go to set it up, you’ll need to select a password. This password isn’t just to allow you to access the data inside, but also to set up the complex encryption algorithm. In the event that anyone got their hands on this keylogger, they would have no idea what data was inside without the password. It would be scrambled, looking like complete gibberish. This is essential in an environment where you’re working with sensitive data, as you wouldn’t want any private information to get into the wrong hands.

Keyllama USB Forensic Keylogger Log Data

In terms of actually using the keylogger, it’s very simple. Just plug it into your computer, enter the password at the prompt, and then it works just like a flash drive. There is 8MB of internal memory. Although this seems like very little, it is actually enough to store up to two years of typing information.

One of the nice features is the fact that it also records the data and time of each line. There is a small internal battery inside, so the time is kept accurate even when the host PC is turned off.

Security

The hardware encryption used in this system, in our eyes, is one of the best systems on the market. With just a single, user settable password, it’s incredibly easy to use. But even though it’s easy, that doesn’t mean it’s of low quality. The same encryption schemes are used by law enforcement agencies, making it one of the top choices.

Due to the way this keylogger works, it can also be used as an encrypted flash drive. While you won’t be storing too much information in the 8MB/4MB of data, it is perfectly suitable for text files and documents.

Setup and Demo

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