Keylogger Discovered on HP Laptops
– a press release
“HP has issued an update for hundreds of laptops which removes a keylogger that remained hidden in the Synaptics Touchpad driver included on their devices.”
For Immediate Release – December 12, 2017
Muncie, Ind. – HP has issued an update for hundreds of laptops which removes a keylogger that remained hidden in the Synaptics Touchpad driver included on their devices. HP cites this issue as a “Potential Local Loss of Confidentiality.” The keylogger, while posing a vulnerability, is inactive by default — meaning that “Neither Synaptics nor HP has access to customer data as a result of this issue.”
A keylogger is a program that records every keystroke by monitoring users input on a keyboard and other peripherals. This tactic is used for software debugging but is commonly abused among malware and trojans in an effort to steal account information, credit card numbers, passwords, and other private data.
HP has acknowledged the keylogger’s presence in a security notice on November 7, which includes links to patched drivers for hundreds of HP and Compaq notebook computer models. For a full list of affected devices and driver updates, users are encouraged to visit the HP support website.
If you have any questions about your HP device, security updates, or technology, please contact Deltec Solutions.
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