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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:07 PM

Expert discovered a Keylogger component in HP notebook keyboard driver

A security researcher discovered that hundreds of notebook models contain a debugging code that could be abused by attackers as a keylogger component. Hundreds of notebook models contain a debugging code that could be abused by attackers as a keylogger...

December 8, 2017  By Pierluigi Paganini   Posted In  Breaking News  Hacking  Security  

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:36 PM

Please read in addition:

 

Laptop touchpad driver included extra feature: a keylogger
Researcher finds logger, turned off by default, could be turned on with a registry change.

Sean Gallagher - Dec 11, 2017 5:16 pm UTC

Flaws in software often offer a potential path for attackers to install malicious software, but you wouldn't necessarily expect a hardware vendor to include potentially malicious software built right into its device drivers. But that's exactly what a security researcher found while poking around the internals of a driver for a touchpad commonly used on HP notebook computers—a keystroke logger that could be turned on with a simple change to its configuration in the Windows registry.

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https://arstechnica....ther-notebooks/