In this video, we are going to develop a keylogger using python. But before that, what is a keylogger?
📌Keylogger is a program with which we monitor keystrokes.
📌These keystrokes will be stored in a log file. We can record sensitive information like username and password using this keystroke.
📌To create a keylogger we are going to use the pynput module. As it’s not the standard library of python, we might need to install it.
📌Open the command prompt and enter the below command to install the pynput Library.
📌pip install pynput
📌Start building the keylogger
Step 1: Once the required library is installed, import the required packages and method. To monitor the keyboard, we are going to use the key and listener method of pynput.keyboard module. We are also going to use the logging module to log our keystrokes in a file.
Step 2: Next, we are going to set the path where we are going to store our log files, in what mode logs will be store, and the format.
Step 3: Then we called the function on_press() which creates a definition for keypresses and takes the key as a parameter.
Step 4: The last thing we are going to do is to set up an instance of Listener and define the on_press method in it and then join the instance to the main thread.
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