Keylogger hittad i HPs datorer

Keylogger hittad i HPs datorer

Ett tjugotal av HPs datormodeller kan innehålla en keylogger som lagrar alla tangentnedtryckningar som användaren gör.

Keyloggern har hittats i drivrutiner för ljudet i datorerna som levererats av Conexant och det ser inte ut som att den lagts med medvetet, skriver  modzero, som hittat spionprogrammet.

Actually, the purpose of the software is to recognize whether a special key has been pressed or released. Instead, however, the developer has introduced a number of diagnostic and debugging features to ensure that all keystrokes are either broadcasted through a debugging interface or written to a log file in a public directory on the hard-drive.

This type of debugging turns the audio driver effectively into a keylogging spyware. On the basis of meta-information of the files, this keylogger has already existed on HP computers since at least Christmas 2015.