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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BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

Please show me where in my post I said that *nixes are "magically immune" to malware? Oh that's right, I didn't.


I never quoted you at all.

you said:
It's highly doubtful that any GNU/Linux or BSD distribution contains something like that, and it's very difficult (but not impossible) to infect such OSes with rootkits. It would depend on an absolutely moronic user


Which was what I was addressing, with rootkits on Linux, it's not "the moronic user" that is the issue, it's other software running on the box. Please read a comment before getting your feathers ruffled.

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