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HP Synaptics Touchpad Keylogger

     
4:52 pm on Dec 11, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if you missed this, but it seems there's another HP keylogger, following on from the issue in May, 2017. [webmasterworld.com]
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.

The new discovery affects hundreds of HP devices, and the company says it has issued a fix.

Full details are in the security bulletin. [support.hp.com...]
5:16 pm on Dec 11, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the heads up. My laptop was on the list of affected devices. The download size of the softpaq with the fix is "just" 154 MB.
6:21 am on Dec 12, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Just reading about it...
Researcher Michael Myng found a deactivated keylogger in a piece of software found on over 460 HP laptop models. A full list of affected laptops is here [support.hp.com] The keylogger is deactivated by default but could represent a privacy concern if an attacker has physical access to the computer.

[techcrunch.com...]