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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And that was pretty much my point; *nixes don't really ship with rootkits and such from the maintainer (though I think Fedora had an issue a while back with a compromised server). I thought it went without saying that Samsung in particular wouldn't be shipping compromised Linux installs.

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