Recently, security researchers have diagnosed a specific keylogger in the HP laptops which is a piece of software and aims to transfer users’ data to the centralized hubs. This piece of software was found in more than 450 HP laptops. The keylogger by default is set at the deactivated mode but as soon as an intruder gains illegal access to the system, the keylogger becomes a source of trouble and a pathway to the complete access to the system.
The keylogger was found when a user was trying to find the correct driver to control the backlights of his laptop’s keyboard. As a result of a thorough research, the users came across a keyboard driver called ‘SynTP.sys’ which gave the details regarding its IDA. This IDA was the major source of revelation that a number of different strings led to the direct exposure of hidden keylogger. This keylogger is a figment of a program that directly transmits typed keywords to anyone who can unethically and illegally intrude the system.
The suspicious about this keylogger was that it was directly transferring the data regarding keystrokes to an uncertain source which was scary and dangerous. Due to the chaos on the social media, HP was compelled to come up with an official version being sent to the user stating his and their side,
I tried to find HP laptop for rent and asked a few communities about that but got almost no replies. One guy even thought that I am a thief trying to rob someone. So, I messaged HP about the finding. They replied terrifically fast, confirmed the presence of the keylogger (which actually was a debug trace) and released an update that removes the trace.
The ethical dilemmas regarding mass surveillance program have augmented in recent times. Last month, some users claimed that Google towers were tracking the movement of every Android phone user without their consent.