According to headlines, HP shipped many of their computers with an audio driver that can act like a keylogger. Turns out researchers found a diagnostic feature in the audio driver that does log your keystrokes to a local file, in clear text. While this is certainly a software vulnerability, it doesn’t appear to be intentionally malicious. Nonetheless, you should remove or update this driver to keep your computer safe. Press play below to learn a bit more about this story, and check out the reference section for more details.
Episode Runtime: 2:43
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu2EmqhUqfw
- Researchers find keylogger vulnerability in HP audio driver – Modzero
- HP to fix kelogger found on laptops – ZDNet
- HP audio driver ships with keylogger – The Next Wen
Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
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