"Keylogger programs that record passwords and other typed-in text are
increasing, according to data from iDefense.
The programs are an increasingly popular tool among identity thieves, the
security company said Tuesday. Reports to iDefense, and its own research,
indicate that the number of keylogger variants unleashed this year is set to
rise 65 percent over last year, reaching nearly 6,200 in total, the company
said in a statement on Tuesday."
...always something to worry about when designing authentication gateways.
On-line banks appear to prefer variantions which take random permutations of
subsets from the password string. If all is on top of HTTPS, keyboard spying
must be the concern.