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The day before yesterday I was looking for a keylogger for my Mac (I am running macOS Mojave). The background to the search was not that I want to spy on someone or that I want to see if someone is secretly tinkering on my Mac when I'm not there, but it had a very simple practical background: My WordPress had hacked another article for me that I started in the evening.
After half the work I left the editor window open and put the MacBook to sleep. After I got back to the computer the next day, I finished the article and wanted to save it. Unfortunately, a page came up on which WordPress asked me "Do you really want to do that?" ... uh ... yes, I think so. Note: The message is now called WordPress "You do not have the required rights to access this page.".
So freshly and freely clicked on OK and then came the WordPress login window. When I logged in, there was only the old version of my article (from the day before). WordPress had logged me out overnight and I no longer had permission to save the article.
The interesting thing: Even if WordPress has an autosave function, there was no automatic backup to be found here. I assume that the Telekom may have also given me a new IP (24h forced disconnection) and that at such an inconvenient time that the automatic backup no longer even worked because the session was already over.
The end of the song was that I'd lost an hour or so of work. And now I finally wanted to do something about it, because it happened quite often that I had filled out forms on websites and then lost the data due to some stupid mistake that was supposed to arrive at the other server - a problem that was mainly online Editors, SEOs and bloggers should know. My thought was: "You need OS X software that simply records everything you type in the background. Then you always have a rough backup of the things you type." So I started looking for such a software and commissioned Google to give me appropriate websites. But it wasn't that easy after all ...
While looking at the search results, I noticed that there are quite a few dubious and untrustworthy "freeware" in the field. It quickly became clear to me why this is so: When I install a keylogger, there is always the possibility that it not only logs things (and that includes passwords!), But also logs them in the background to another person (for example the bad programmer!) sends. And when you think about what kind of details you hack into the keyboard, it was a nightmare scenario for me, because it started with Admin password From website admin passwords to login for online banking, everything would be included! You should therefore be extremely careful if you really want to install a keylogger on your computer.
For security reasons, I wanted to look for a reputable provider who offers software as a Mac OS X keylogger. After browsing through a number of websites and shops and being confronted with windy freeware and the like, I finally found it: REFOG Mac Keylogger is the software of my choice.
And the software has even more advantages that have convinced me:
If you look around on the Refog website, you will also find a version called "Employee Monitor", which is intended to keep an eye on your employees. Anyone who thinks they can actually use the software to monitor their employees should get this out of their heads quickly, because that's something that is in Germany - luckily! - punishable.
For my needs, however, the tool is perfectly suited and I like to pay for it before I install a free freeware or shareware that pretends to be a keylogger for OS X, but is actually a Trojan that you open all gates freely ...
Anyone interested in the software will find here for the Refog Mac Keylogger.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.