A little bit of history

spy softwareThe very first spy software representatives weren’t even called “spy software”. They were the little applications build up in the computer science labs by enthusiastic students, or just geeks looking for fun. Meanwhile, in the background, the secret information services already had some similar applications going on and it is known now that FBI used “magic lantern”, a similar monitoring software.
For the general public, the first officially known application of catching keystrokes was KeyKey Monitor released by Mikkotech. Their primarily goal was to aim the application towards security and back-up reasons, but through a reseller, Mikkotech has started selling this application intensely. Clickbank was heavily involved in promoting this application and even today it still holds one of the largest affiliate networks.
Let’s take a look at the first marketing ideas that supported KeyKey Monitor:

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