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Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:24:16 pm »
HP Laptop Users: If you're running winders or dual-booting Peppermint/winders:

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HP has an awful history of 'accidentally' leaving keyloggers onto its customers' laptops. At least two times this year, HP laptops were caught with pre-installed keylogger or spyware applications.

A security researcher who goes by the name of ZwClose discovered a keylogger in several Hewlett-Packard (HP) laptops that could allow hackers to record your every keystroke and steal sensitive data, including passwords, account information, and credit card details.


SOURCE: https://goo.gl/NtD1SK

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Re: Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 07:23:43 pm »
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Re: Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 07:30:32 pm »
Yep, bung Linux on em, keylogger gone :)
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 07:51:31 pm »
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Re: Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 08:20:00 pm »
I'm with ya, but it doesn't change the fact ;)
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Re: Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 10:52:36 am »
although i havent even looked at or touched a windows computer (except to boot and immediately install linux) i have kept up on the news regarding HP keylogger "accident" of "mistakenly" leaving it on their synaptic keypad system though in the disabled mode or so they say...microcrap windbloes issued a "fix" for that last month as a "security patch"...lol...   https://fossbytes.com/check-remove-keylogger-hp-laptop/   ...so i guess that probably renders this into a moot issue at this time, but stay tuned, im sure there will be more to come...lol...DAMIEN
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Re: Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 02:32:36 pm »
I wonder what HP you do with the data >_>  :o

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