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Samsung Accused of Installing Keyloggers on Laptops
A user discovered a keylogger pre-installed on two brand-new Samsung laptops that the company admitted was there to "monitor the performance of the machine and to find out how it is being used." He ran a full system scan and found a commercial keylogger called StarLogger.
According to Network World, Samsung has been installing key logging software on its laptop computers. On May 1 Mohamed Hassan, a graduate of the Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) program at Norwich University, discovered an application called StarLogger had been installed on his brand new laptop. He discovered the software was located in the C:WindowsSL folder, and after some investigation, Hassan found it was recording every keystroke, including emails, documents, usernames and passwords.
The two models currently known to contain this software are the R525 and R540. CNET has published a helpful guide on how to remove this software. http://download.cnet.com/8301-.....63-12.html
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