Samsung’s response to the keylogger issue!!

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If you read the “A case of an installed keylogger!!!” post, then I bet you’re itching to know what Samsung response is.

Here’s what Samsung said about the keylogger issue, as posted ZDNet and the full PR below.

“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,”.

So it’s just a case of a false-positive result, probably an outdated anti-virus or NetworkWorld just want some publicity?

Just drop me a comment for your positive or negative reaction to this whole escapade.

Source: ZDNet | Samsung Tommorow

Samsung Laptops are in face secure

The statements that Samsung installs keylogger on R525 and R540 laptop computers are false.

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

The confusion arose because VIPRE mistook Microsoft’s Live Application multi-language support folder, “SL” folder, as StarLogger.

(Depending on the language, under C:\windows folders “SL” for Slovene, “KO” for Korean, “EN” for English are created.)

Samsung will continue to respect customer needs by providing the highest quality products and services.

Last modified: March 31, 2011

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