HP Fixes Another Keylogger on 460+ Laptop Models


Less than a year ago, a keylogger was found on a bunch of HP machines that used a particular audio driver and it seems that HP really hasn't learned anything. The latest keylogger lives in software used for the Synaptics touchpad and this affects laptops make as far back as 2012. That's right. HP - spying on you for the last 5 years. This is not good and everyone should drop and burn their HP machines and buy something equally flawed from the likes of Dell. Actually, Dell is a good choice as they have Linux versions of their laptops available as well.

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with certain versions of Synaptics touchpad drivers that impacts all Synaptics OEM partners. A party would need administrative privileges in order to take advantage of the vulnerability. Neither Synaptics nor HP has access to customer data as a result of this issue.

Source: Neowin