Thursday, May 11, 2017

HP is shipping audio drivers with a built-in keylogger

That fancy new HP Elite laptop you just bought? It may be silently recording every keystroke, according to Swiss infosec firm ModZero. [EN] Keylogger in Hewlett-Packard Audio Driver – Blog post ( and Security Advisory ( — modzero AG (@mod0) May 11, 2017 For what it’s worth, it doesn’t look like there’s malice here – just staggering incompetence. According to ModZero’s blog post, an update to HP’s audio drivers released in 2015 introduced new diagnostic features. One of these is used to detect if a special key had been pressed or released. Except it seems this was poorly implemented, as the driver ultimately acted…

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