Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 34.225.194.144

Forum Moderators: open

Message Too Old, No Replies

HP Laptops Might Have a Built In Keylogger

     
2:32 pm on May 11, 2017 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:26505
votes: 1094


According to reports, some HP laptops have been shipped with a built in keylogger sine 2015.
[thenextweb.com...]

The log file is stored locally on the userís system at C:\Users\Public\MicTray.log. However, it's deleted each time you log out.

Of course, if you're backing up you may have a record of the MicTray.log file.

Here's a list of the machines affected.

HP EliteBook 820 G3 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 828 G3 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 848 G3 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 640 G2 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 650 G2 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 645 G2 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 655 G2 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 450 G3 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 430 G3 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 440 G3 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 446 G3 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 470 G3 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 455 G3 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 725 G3 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 745 G3 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 755 G3 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Notebook PC
HP ZBook 15u G3 Mobile Workstation
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Tablet
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 with Travel Keyboard
HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Advanced Keyboard
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Notebook PC
HP ZBook 17 G3 Mobile Workstation
HP ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation
HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation
HP EliteBook Folio G1 Notebook PC

HP is yet to respond.
3:44 am on May 12, 2017 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

joined:Jan 30, 2006
posts:1696
votes: 15


DID YOU LEARN NOTHING FROM LENOVO?!?! ARG!
4:16 am on May 12, 2017 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:10704
votes: 1151


One has to wonder at some of these tings. I can see, from a testing point of view, that keylogging would be useful to figure things out (as a programmer), but can't conceive of any reason for it to exist on a consumer level production machine. Is this nefarious or merely human stupidity at work?
12:54 pm on May 12, 2017 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:26505
votes: 1094


Human stupidity, tangor. I suspect it was meant to have been removed before it went to production.

HP are now saying they are to issue a fix.
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members