Keyed up

Virtual onscreen keyboards have been around for a long time as an accommodation strategy, especially for people with no use of their hands. Now a programmer named Brian Huisman has developed a different type of virtual keyboard that only pops up when the user encounters a website form field, as a way of avoiding possible interception by keylogging software. Brian, if you add some common accessibility options–starting with the ability to enter keystrokes by hovering over the keys rather than clicking–you’ll doubtless win the gratitude of not only potential users with disabilities, but anyone whose index finger starts throbbing after a dozen or so consecutive clicks.

Ubergizmo: Thwart Keyboard Logging Attempts With the Virtual Keyboard Interface

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