Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Mar 2011 16:02 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Hearkening back to the Sony Rootkit brouhaha from a few years ago, a security researcher is claiming in a Network World article that he detected factory-installed keyloggers in two brand new Samsung Laptops. Samsung has made no official response, but a tech support supervisor contacted by the author said that the keystroke logging software was installed by Samsung to "monitor the performance of the machine and to find out how it is being used."
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RE[2]: Wow
by darknexus on Wed 30th Mar 2011 23:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow"
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Never buying Samsung again.

Yeah. It makes me wonder what their phones and tablets have running in the background. If they're willing to do this on laptops, might they also do it to Android and, since they can, incorporate this into the os at the very lowest levels? It'd be a hell of a lot harder to detect and, without a custom rom to flash these devices with, damn near impossible to get rid of.
I'm glad the only thing I have made by Samsung is my DVD burner. I don't think anyone's figured out how to put key loggers in those... at least not yet.

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