Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Pre-Installed Keylogger

hp-laptop-keyloggerHP has keyloggers onto its customers’ laptops.by the way Two times this year, HP laptops remained caught with a pre-installed keylogger

A security researcher declaring to have found a built-in keylogger in several HP laptops, a security researcher who goes to the name of ZwClose‘ discovered a keylogger in several Hewlett-Packard (HP) laptops that could support hackers to record your every keystroke and swipe sensitive data, including passwords, account information, and credit card details.

A keylogger was found secured in the ‘SynTP.sys file‘, a part of Synaptics touchpad driver that vessels with HP notebook, devising more than 460 HP laptop models which vulnerable to hackers.
Although a keylogger segment is incapacitated by error, hackers can make use of possible open source tools for bypassing User Account Control (UAC) to allow built-in keylogger]

“by setting a registry value.”

Here’s the location of the registry key:

  • HKLM\Software\Synaptics\%ProductName%
  • HKLM\Software\Synaptics\%ProductName%\Default

The researcher advised the keylogger ingredient to HP last month, and the company acknowledges the occupancy of keylogger, saying it was actually “a debug trace” which was left unexpectedly but has now been eliminated.

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“A potential security vulnerability has been identified with certain versions of Synaptics touchpad drivers that impact all Synaptics OEM partners,” HP says in its advisory, calling the keylogger as a potential, local loss of confidentiality.

“A party would need administrative privileges in order to take advantage of the vulnerability. Neither Synaptics nor HP has access to customer data as a result of this issue.”

Recently HP  has been released an update for all the affected HP Notebook/Laptop  Models.

If you have an HP laptop, you can look for updates for your model. Drive also available the HP Support website


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