It has been confidently refused by Korean hardware giant Samsung alleges that two of its laptops were sold inclusive with pre-installed spy software, stating it is a case of misguided identity.
The two of its laptops – R525 and R540 models were purchased and found with a pre-installed keylogger. This software, named Starlogger has the potential to log your keystrokes and get screenshots. There was as well a claim that Samsung technical sustain acknowledged the company place the software on the laptop to check its presentation.
Certainly, this reasoned a major pandemonium, with several believing that Samsung had “done another Sony”. A few years ago the Japanese corporation installed malware on peoples’ computers to discover further concerning their audio CD listening habits.
Samsung alleged that it was all because of a fake optimistic scan, according to the official statement. “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,” it said.
“The confusion arose because VIPRE mistook Microsoft’s Live Application multi-language support folder, ‘SL’ folder, as StarLogger.”
There does appear to be several type of misinterpretation, as it’s hard to consider that Samsung would have been unintelligent enough in 2011 to stick malware onto its computers in the name of market study.
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