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Keyloggers and Outlook Web Access

There are lots of questions on the Internet about possibility of keyloggers being installed on the public computers and the use of Outlook Web Access (OWA) on such machines.Let's presume that you are using public computer in an Internet Café anywhere in the world. You want to connect to your company's e-mail by means of Outlook Web Access interface.Since you are not the administrator of the machine or have higher privileges on that same computer, you are not able to install programs on it. It means you have to use the computer AS IS.You can't prevent keylogger from collecting your data, since you lack the privileges to do so, but your e-mail system can use two-factor authentication as a form of letting the users in.Two factor-authentication is a system wherein two different methods are used to authenticate. Using two factors as opposed to one delivers a higher level of authentication assurance. Using more than one factor is sometimes called strong authentication. (Wikipedi…