Phishing, when internet criminals attempt to trick people into giving away sensitive personal details by luring them onto a fraudulent web page, is still one of the biggest online threats estimated to have cost the global economy more than $1.5 billion in 2012. Very often interacting with these phishing emails and malicious websites will deploy key-logging virus on your computer to record your daily activity, capturing things like bank login details and other sensitive information. Of the 294 billion emails sent every day around 1.5billion are phishing attempts, so always be cautious about what you click. If you want to be doubly sure you could install some anti-key logging software like KeyScrambler from QFX Software. An anti-key logger like this operates in the background, so once installed you don’t even need to think about it. It will scramble your keystrokes so that even if you have accidentally exposed yourself to a phishing attack what you type can’t actually be read by an intercepting party (and that includes GCHQ and the NSA!). Having said that some key-logging attacks also capture intermittent screen shots so they can potentially get visual information of what you are doing. Although potentially not as damaging as everything you type being recorded, this software won’t protect against screenshots – so keep your virus checker up to date and always be vigilant about what you click on! The personal version of KeyScrambler is free for PC and Mac and covers all the leading browsers. If you upgrade to the pro version you’ll gain protection for email clients, password managers and even some popular games – with many more applications covered as described in the image above if you go for the premium license; right now that will cost $44.99 to cover 3 computers, which seems like a small price to pay to ensure your privacy.