Spyware: Computer and Phone Management Software
First of all, spyware allows a person to track someone’s computer activities in a secret manner. It can be launched from a distance through delivering emails, photos or instant message. What is more, this software operates hidden on a computer so that it is very hard to recognize and may be impossible to remove. Last but not least, it is capable of recording and sending screenshots, passwords, accounts and so on.
To deal with these problems, when you purchase a new computer or phone, you can gain the security for yourself by turning on firewalls for your device as well as installing and operating anti-virus software. Also, you must remember not to open any attachments if you are not clear about the sender or you are skeptical about it. Instead, you should delete the attachment or ask for help from IT staff.
Of course, if someone knows too much about your computer activity, it will be controlled. In this case, you should utilize a safer computer for private communications and web browsing. This should be the one that the abuser is not able to access. Changing passwords or setting up new accounts should be taken into consideration as well. You must not open those accounts or use the passwords on the monitored device.
Keystroke Logging Hardware
This kind of hardware will offer a record of all keystrokes that were typed on a keyboard. Someone may need a physical access to the computer to install and retrieve the device with the data log of all keystrokes. However, an abuser may take advantage of it to view the passwords you use in order to access your mail, credit card and other vulnerable information.
In this situation, you should find a small piece connecting the keyboard cord to the computer, which would be a part of an outside keyboard or something integrated in the laptop. Otherwise you can change passwords on accounts from other computer and should remember that you must not access those accounts again on the compromised computer.