[conspire] (forw) [sf-lug] Oops false alarm Re: Samsung Keylogging

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Mar 31 15:35:16 PDT 2011

Scandal was _itself_ an antimalware false positive.

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Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:04:06 -0700
From: Ken Shaffer <kenshaffer80 at gmail.com>
To: SF-LUG <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: [sf-lug] Oops false alarm Re:  Samsung Keylogging

>From the slashdot.org story:
Trailrunner7 writes *"The panic that arose yesterday about
shipping laptops that contained a pre-installed keylogger turns
out to have been a complete mistake after further
security researchers and the company itself. In fact, the controversy
the result of a false positive from one commercial antimalware suite and
nothing else. Several outlets reported on Wednesday that Samsung laptops had
been found to contain a keylogger known as StarLogger right out of the box
from the factory. However, upon closer inspection by security companies, the
folder on the laptops that supposedly contained the malware was actually a
directory that is part of Windows' multi-language support."*

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