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    I was just wishfully thinking about building an "anti-spyware keypad" for internet security against keystroke loggers, when you use a public computer to log-in to an important account, or if you may have adware, etc.

    So I made a post in this forum....and "Transio" immediately replied with the basic code! So after some adjustments, I built this website:

    " internet security site"

    Some problems I am having are:
    • I can not find a code for a "copy to clipboard" button that automatically copies whatever is in the <input type="text"> field.
    • Better background images for the page.
    • Better background colors or images for the keypad to sort of make it look like a calculator or something. (I am still experimenting without much success.)
    As for the basic concept, I have gone to several "spyware" forums and asked for advice. Does this "anti-spyware keypad" work? So far, here is the outcome of this discussion:

    1. It is "in theory" possible to make a "clipboard monitor." But currently, no such thing exists.

    2. To foil that possiblity, I could modify the "erase clipboard" button---so that instead of copying "X" to the clipboard, it can copy a huge sequence of randomly generated "false passwords." (Any suggestions on the javascript code to do this would be welcome!)

    3. Seldom however is there a problem even from "keystroke monitors" recording passwords. Obviously, most people just type in the password even at public computers. Therefore, this "anti-spyware keypad" is well above the current standard of security.

    Thank you anyone for any comments---either about the "design" or about the "concept" of an online keypad for "conveniently" improving people's internet security.


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    First of all, thanks for putting me in the credits .
    I explained you on the other post how to make the copy to clipboard function work.
    Did you tried it?

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    Senior Member Trico's Avatar
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    You don't really have to use a background image at all; sometimes they can be distracting or a hinderance to the reader. A solid colour often looks the most professional, you could try a lightly tinted colour to add abit of interst to the page.

    You could use a real calculator/personal organizer as a reference to work by, a light grey would work well, or a gradient mimicing shadows/highlights similar to the buttons.

    Can't really be much help on the technical side of things...

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    Thanks for crediting me, too, but I'm really not trying to promote Synthelogic. If you wouldn't terribly mind, could you put either or instead? Thanks!

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    That 'bittime' looks disturbingly like 'biteme' at first glance, transio...
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