Mohammed Hassan, upon discovering the the Keylogger TWICE, wrote in a Network World blog that he found StarLogger installed in both of the Samsung Laptops he purchased.
StarLogger is a publicly available keylogging tool that can capture anything typed into a machine as well screenshots and send that data silently to an email address that the installer chooses. “Do you want to know what your buddy, colleague or employee is typing? What are they doing on the computer? StarLogger records every keystroke made on your computer on every window, even on password protected boxes,”
Hassan detected StarLogger on his machine with a rootkit scanner, deleted it, and later returned his laptop to the store where he bought it after experiencing a problem with a video driver. The second machine that he brought home also came pre-installed with StarLogger.
Samsung, upon receiving the news, had since launched an internal investigation to find out whether it is the company’s fault or the vendor. We will provide further information as soon as it is available.
In the meantime, Samsung users should look out for the folder “c:\windows\SL” on their machines, which Hassan says stores the StarLogger program.
read more: NetworkWorld