Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Windows 10 keylogger security

Recommended Posts

Do you know? Microsoft has the power to track every single word you type or say to its digital assistant Cortana while using its newest operating system, Windows 10.

Last fall, we reported about a 'keylogger' that Microsoft openly put into its Windows 10 Technical Preview saying the company 'may collect voice information' as well as 'typed characters.'

It was thought that the company would include the keylogger only within the Technical Preview of Windows 10, just for testing purpose. But, the thought was Wrong!

The keylogger made its ways to Windows 10 public release offered by Microsoft for free due to which Windows 10 gained millions of adoption in just a few days after its first roll out back in July – but the free upgrade is not always free.

Yes, besides various privacy issues, there is a software component that tracks your inputs using your keyboard, voice, screen, mouse, and stylus, however, it is a bit more complicated than you thought.

Windows 10's Keylogger is More than Just a Keylogger

The component is not actually a keylogger in terms of malware.

It is more than that, as Microsoft openly says…

"When you interact with your Windows device by speaking, [handwriting], or typing, Microsoft collects speech, inking, and typing information – including information about your Calendar and People [contacts]…"

If that makes you feel creepy then need not to worry, because the good news is — You can Turn Off this Keylogger.

Here's How You can Turn Off the Keylogger

Click on the Start Menu, then open Settings.

Click on Privacy settings, which you'll find in the very last row of the menu.

Once you are in the Privacy menu, click on General

Under 'Send Microsoft info about how I write to help use improve typing and writing in the future' – Turn it to Off.

Now move ahead to the 'Speech, Inking and Typing' menu and click Stop getting to know me. This will help you turn off the speech tracking through dictation or Cortana.

sursa: Reminder! If You Haven't yet, Turn Off Windows 10 Keylogger Now

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...