Samsung says keylogging claims false

Summary:Samsung has responded to claims that a keylogger was installed in Samsung laptops, saying that they are unfounded.

Samsung has responded to claims that a keylogger was installed in Samsung laptops, saying that they are unfounded.

Mohamed Hassan, founder of NetSec Consulting, had said that upon purchasing two new laptops from Samsung, a Samsung R525 and a Samsung R540, he discovered both to be infected with the StarLogger keystroke-recording program.

Samsung said initially that it would investigate the matter. Now it has announced that the report is untrue.

"Our findings indicate that the person mentioned in the article used a security program called VIPRE that mistook a folder created by Microsoft Live Application for a key logging software, during a virus scan," the company said in a statement.

Topics: Samsung, Mobility, Security

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