PyKeylogger is a free open source keylogger written in the python programming language.
It is primarily designed for backup purposes, but can be used as a stealth keylogger, too. It does not raise any trust issues, since it is a set of [relatively] short python scripts that you can easily examine.
That said, the only way it is visible is that the process name shows up in the task list, so it is not immediately apparent that there is a keylogger on the system. However, since it also makes periodic writes to disk, and since it openly hooks well-known windows APIs (SetWindowsHookEx), any keylogger detector worth its salt will be able to sniff it out.
The main goal is to create a “universal backup solution” for everything you type. We have all at one time or another accidentally closed that word or notepad file without saving. We have all lost form data on the web after it failed to submit properly.
Key Features of Simple Python Keylogger:
Â· Log all keystrokes to disk, to a delimited data file
Â· Automatically archive logfiles to dated zips
Â· Automatic log rotation
Â· Automatically send zipped log archives to specified email address[es] (works with any SMTP server, including GMail and Yahoo Mail secure SMTP servers)
Â· Takes a partial screen shot, centered at the location of every mouse click.
Â· Automatically flush write buffer to disk, to minimize data loss in the event of a crash
Â· Very customizable, through configuration with a .ini text file
Â· GUI (graphical) control panel for settings and actions (this is now the recommended way to change settings)
Â· Password protection of control panel
Â· Passwords are obfuscated in the configuration file, to prevent casual snooping
Â· Automatically delete log files older than specified age