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Whoops! HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

Question asked by kingfish on May 11, 2017
Latest reply on May 19, 2017 by black_zion

"Over the past few years, we’ve seen some high profile security problems with laptops from Lenovo, Samsung, and Dell. HP, up until now, had managed to escape any serious issues. According to the Swiss infosec company ModZero, that’s changed, courtesy of a keylogger embedded (probably accidentally) into certain audio drivers used on HP laptops."

HP uses Conexant audio chips for some of its laptops, which means it also ships Conexant’s included software and drivers. Here’s how ModZero describes the problem:

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed - ExtremeTech

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