Get an email notification when someone tries to log into your computer

Most of the people in this world use computer with Microsoft Operating System. There is a feature in Microsoft OS to lock the desktop. This is among the tens of thousands features of Microsoft OS. But what if you forgot to lock down your system when you go for lunch or for a quick coffee break from your work. Now you have some kind of feeling in your mind that some outsiders in your office whom you don’t know used or tried to login into your computer while you are out. How do you get notified when such an attempt is made to intrude into your computer? 

Daily, people from around the world are doing hard work to secure the computer system. In this run, thousands of new websites with amazing features have been developing. Among those websites, a new website named came up with simple solution to identify the intruder trying to intrude into your computer. This site will send you an email alert along with a picture (picture will be sent only if there is a camera in the computer system) of the intruder as soon as someone tries to use your computer.

So you are wondering how works, right?

First you sign-in with your Google Account (they’ll send the alert to your Gmail address) and then select a secret pin no (1-10) on the screen. Next, put your mouse cursor in a designated area on the Mouse Lock website and leave the machine.


Now when someone moves the mouse, they will also have to enter the original pin which you have entered before leaving the machine. If they fail to do that in the first few seconds, Mouse Lock will send you an email and, if the computer has a webcam, it will use that to take  a picture of the intruder.

Mouse Lock won’t prevent the intrusion but will at least notify you the minute it happens. And the beauty of this site is that no installation is required because this is a web application.

This web site has used  JQuery mouseLeaveEvent in order to detect the movements of the mouse while the webcam photographs are captured using the getUserMedia() API. These event handlers are currently supported only in Chrome and Firefox. The alerts, possibly due to a bug, are triggered even when any of the keys are pressed and that makes it a little less useful since there’s no way to lock the computer after setting up the monitor.

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  1. Nice Post. Expect more such materials. Keep it up

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