Logging onto Twitter this morning I discovered that one of the more interesting infosec stories of the day evolved around Samsung laptops and whether or not they may have had a keylogger installed on them.
The implications of a new laptop being shipped with the StarLogger keylogger pre-installed are, to say the least, of interest to not only the security profession.
Fortunately, however, it would seem that any thoughts of a serious faux pas by Samsung are well wide of the mark.
Instead, according to a release from Samsung themselves, it would appear that an otherwise excellent security product from Vipre may have mis-flagged a language folder due to the fact that it was named “SL” which, in fact, was because it was a Slovenian language folder.
Therefore, there is no need to panic if you have a Samsung laptop, though it wouldn’t hurt to check out your system by searching for StarLogger anyway.