Remember the Sony Rootkit fiasco not so long ago?
In the following two part article on the Network World Web site, it looks as though Samsung is placing a clandestine product on their laptops that logs keystrokes:
- NetworkWorld: Samsung installs keylogger on its laptop computers: Part 1 – Discovery
- NetworkWorld: Samsung responds to installation of keylogger on its laptop computers (Part 2)
To quote Part 2:
“The supervisor who spoke with me was not sure how this software ended up in the new laptop thus put me on hold. He confirmed that yes, Samsung did knowingly put this software on the laptop to, as he put it, ‘monitor the performance of the machine and to find out how it is being used.’"
It is really awesome that we have folks out there that are watching our backs! 8-O
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book