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HP Updates Audio Driver to Fix Keylogger Problem
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 11:15:42 AM »
HP Updates Audio Driver to Fix Keylogger Problem
15 May 2017, 11:06 am

HP has updated its audio drivers to fix the keylogger situation that was discovered last week. Security researchers had discovered that 28 HP laptops and tablet PCs had an audio driver with a functionality that was working better than originally intended, collecting all keystrokes instead of just detecting when the user was trying to mute and unmute the audio, for instance. 

“Our supplier partner developed software to test audio functionality prior to product launch and it should not have been included in the final shipped version,” HP said in a statement. 

The keylogging function has been around since a version that was released in December 2015, although the presence of the log file only came with the October 2016 update. 

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