I'd like to run a system wide keylogger (For purely educational/backup purposes of course) on Mac OS Sierra, how can I do it without buying expensive apps for that?

I've been using logKext from github but it stopped working after upgrade from El Capitan.

I almost got it working, but console is showing me Error: Daemon must run as root., I've tried to sudo chown root each file but to no use.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Update: I got it running but it's not logging any keys. Console shows no errors connected with it.

  • What have you already tried/attempted to do this? Editing your question with this info helps prevent answers that propose solutions you've already tried. – fsb Dec 13 '16 at 0:52
  • Have you tried disabling SIP to get logKext to work? – airsquared Dec 13 '16 at 1:49
  • It'd also be good to know what you're definition of expensive apps is? What someone thinks is expensive may not be what you think is expensive! Maybe a couple of examples would be good. – Monomeeth Dec 13 '16 at 1:50
  • @books453 yes I did, I keep it disabled. – Ranza Dec 13 '16 at 9:05
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    Also: what is your end goal? Perhaps there is another way of obtaining it instead of running a system wide keylogger? – Saaru Lindestøkke Dec 13 '16 at 12:22

try to: rebbot with CMD + R launch Terminal I guess system gonna ask for the administration password then type : csrutil disable then reboot your system normaly and instal Logkext

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  • What does this disable?? – Matthew N Dec 30 '17 at 14:29
  • It was asked in the comments "Have you tried disabling SIP to get logKext to work?" and was answered with this comment "yes I did, I keep it disabled." by the OP, so your answer is not at all relevant to the issue! Also you said "I guess system gonna ask for the administration password", well a password is not necessary and all that's necessary is to simple type csrutil disable and press enter. – user3439894 Dec 30 '17 at 15:46

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