31 March 2011

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Beware Samsung pre-installs keyloggers onto computers laptops to know what user does

Beware Samsung pre-installs keyloggers onto computers laptops
to know what user does

Security expert Mohamed Hassan, who is the founder of NetSec Consulting when received his Samsung R525 laptop, he ran a full system scan and found a commercial keylogger called StarLogger.

StarLogger what starlogger keylogger will do?
It records every keystroke made on the computer, even on password-protected boxes, starting up whenever the computer starts up.
The software emails results at intervals to a specified email address and will even include screen captures.

After discovering keylogger in Samsung R525 laptop Hassan bought another laptop
But again he found a keylogger in second laptop which he bought
Hasan found starlogger keylogger spyware on second Samsung laptop, a model R540

Hasan said that "The fact that on both models the same files were found in the same location supported the suspicion that the hardware manufacturer, Samsung, must know about this software on its brand-new laptops,"

Hassan reports that at first Samsung Support personnel denied that they installed the software and directed him to Microsoft, but then eventually admitted that Samsung was responsible.

After this incident Samsung has started investigation into the matter
Samsung Electronics is investigating allegations that some models of its R Series laptops contain keylogging software that could be used to record anything typed on the laptop computers.

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chitra March 31, 2011  

This is really shocking. How will an ordinary person understand these things.

raji March 31, 2011  


SM April 01, 2011