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Watch Out! Samsung Now Installing Keyloggers On Laptops

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Samsung Reportedly Installing Keylogger Software On Consumer Laptops, Privacy Advocates Flip

    By Darren Murphy
    Mar 30th 2011 6:28PM


    We'll start by saying that we've reached out to Samsung for a response here, but as of now, no reply has been given -- neither a confirmation nor a refusal of truth.

    Why bother mentioning that?

    If this here story proves true, Sammy could have a serious problem on its hands -- a problem that'll definitely start with a rash of negative PR, and a quandary that could very well end the outfit up in the courtroom.

    According to a report by Mohamed Hassan over at Network World, Samsung allegedly took the initiative to install a keylogger into his recently purchased R525 and R540 laptops.

    The app was noticed right away after a security scan on both systems, with StarLogger popping up with the c:\windows\SL directory.

    Where things really get strange is on the support line; reportedly, a supervisor informed Mr. Hassan (after an earlier denial) that the company did indeed install the software at the factory in order to "monitor the performance of the machine and to find out how it is being used."

    Unfortunately, it's difficult to say if this is a widespread issue, or if the tale is entirely correct, but we get the feeling that Samsung will have little choice but to respond in some form or fashion here shortly.

    Naturally, we'll keep you abreast of the situation -- meanwhile, you may want to reconsider that hate-filled comment you're about to bang out on your Samsung laptop.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/30/samsung-reportedly-installing-keylogger-software-on-r525-privac/
     
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    Lol i'd never buy a samsung anyways.
     
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    That's probably the last thing you'll hear, and the "StarLogger" will magically disappear.
     
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    Well, you know how open the company is. :D
     
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    I fucking hate Samsung products. I bought a Samsung phone a while ago, and although it looked really cool, it was the slowest piece of shit ever, the keypad absolutely sucked and the menu was almost completely unusable. I'll never buy another Samsung product just based on that experience.
     
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    Is this Starlogger?
     
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    Samsung make great TVs, other than that, I'm all for privacy and I hope Samsung gets hit hard.
     
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    I think samsung is now beginning to crash. Those who know the implication of keylogging would really avoid them.
     
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    I've purchased a samsung big screen lcd... broke 3 weeks after warranty expired.
    I've purchased a samsung 19 inch led... 3 months.. dead...

    Fuck samsung.. i wish they keylogged me so they could see this.
     
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    Welcome to the new world of consumer electronics. This happens with every company these days. Take gaming consoles for instance. I used to be a diehard PS fan. But it seemed like no machine would live longer than a year and a half for me. So I got pissed and moved to xbox 360 when they came out. I've gone through 4 of the fucking things now. Every time they die just out of warranty. Consumer electronics are built to break, like automobiles and a lot of other garbage products these days. There's no money in building a product that lasts forever.
     
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    I agree but total opposite for me. Had the PS3 alive and kicking for a few years. Have had about 4 RROD 360's and a shitload with disk error.

    Have not had a issue with the Samsung TV yet. Seems everything is built shitty now. Why make quality products when we will spend more money to buy another when it breaks.
     
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    samsung sucks bought wave 525 sometime it stucks sometime get reset sometime touch problem.............. :mad:
     
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    I was tempted to jump over to PS3 after the second 360 died, but I just have way too many games to make the move in the generation of systems.I'll consider PS3 when the next gen rolls around. Sony has a bad habit of really shitty initial releases though. PSX, PS2, PSP all had terrible issues on their initial releases. So I'll probably hold out for a while there. I've gotten pretty good at rigging my 360's back up now. I got two functional at the moment, and a mountain of parts, lol.
     
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    all samsung product i saw was made in china. maybe.. oh never mind
     
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    Hassan just decided to promote his business in such way! LOL
     
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    like most other electronic products in the world...and your point is?
     
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    I have samsung phone. I really like it by the way. But I'm never gonna buy samsung laptop...
     
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    I got samsung tv, hope they don't keylog me when I watch porn (jk lol :D)