Reply to post: Re: WTF is this thing and why does it do what it does?

HP Inc ships laptops with sinister key-logger

theblackhand

Re: WTF is this thing and why does it do what it does?

Reading modzeros advisory:

The program monitors all keystrokes made by the user to

capture and react to functions such as microphone mute/unmute

keys/hotkeys. Monitoring of keystrokes is added by implementing a low-

level keyboard input hook [1] function that is installed by calling

SetwindowsHookEx().

The rest just sounds like layers of fail - maybe the old HP laptop I had wasn't too slow, the drivers were just so badly implemented it never had a chance finish starting up....

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