key stroke logging

keylogging

[kee-law-ging, ‐log-ing]
noun
the practice of using a software program or hardware device (keylogger) to record all keystrokes on a computer keyboard, either overtly as a surveillance tool or covertly as spyware: Many employers are making use of keylogging to monitor their employees' computer habits.
Also, key logging.
Also called keystroke logging.


Origin:
key(stroke) + log1; see -ing2

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keylogging (ˈkiːˌlɒɡɪŋ)
 
n
the practice of covertly recording and monitoring keystrokes made on a remote computer, typically using a dedicated software application or piece of implanted hardware
 
'keylogger
 
n

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