Keylogger Found in HP Laptops

It has recently been discovered that the audio driver used in some HP laptops has keylogger built into it and has been recording all the keystrokes that are made on the computer. That means that everything typed on the computer is being saved to a file. Passwords, Credit Card numbers, e-mails, chat logs… it’s all in there.

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This is certainly cause for alarm. While the audio driver may not be doing anything with this log, it watches what is pressed to look for key combinations that control Microphone and Speaker shortcuts, other malicious programs could certainly access it. This is especially true now that the exploit has been made public. I would bet that virus and malware coders are currently hard at work targeting this. After, the hard work has been done for them!

Here is a list of the known models that are affected:

  •    HP EliteBook 820 G3 Notebook PC
       HP EliteBook 828 G3 Notebook PC
       HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook PC
       HP EliteBook 848 G3 Notebook PC
       HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 640 G2 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 650 G2 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 645 G2 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 655 G2 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 450 G3 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 430 G3 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 440 G3 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 446 G3 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 470 G3 Notebook PC
       HP ProBook 455 G3 Notebook PC
       HP EliteBook 725 G3 Notebook PC
       HP EliteBook 745 G3 Notebook PC
       HP EliteBook 755 G3 Notebook PC
       HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Notebook PC
       HP ZBook 15u G3 Mobile Workstation
       HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Tablet
       HP Elite x2 1012 G1 with Travel Keyboard
       HP Elite x2 1012 G1 Advanced Keyboard
       HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 Notebook PC
       HP ZBook 17 G3 Mobile Workstation
       HP ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation
       HP ZBook Studio G3 Mobile Workstation
       HP EliteBook Folio G1 Notebook PC

     

     

     

    If you or someone you know uses any of these models, please contact Y-Not Tech Services so we can help clean up the log and keep you safe! This can be done remotely so feel free to contact us even you aren’t in the Lethbridge area.

Why not let Tony keep your private information private?

tony@ynottechservices.com

403-915-8574

Lethbridge, AB

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