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began to appear several accusations against Samsung , with respect to a security threat was VIPRE antivirus in some models of laptops of the company .
The problem with this virus is that the folder that was among the native Windows and went well from the factory, was marked as a Keylogger , which suspicion fell directly on Samsung’s own.
After having the very Samsung echoed the charges that fell on her, prepared to refute such information by a simple test.
explanation was quite simple, the folder SL found in the Windows directory is for nothing less than the Slovenian language operating system , which took just create a folder with that name and with nothing inside for the Avira antivirus mark it as potentially dangerous.
By this simple test
, Samsung was able to throw away all the speculation about alleged keyloggers that the company put there to spy on their customers, while the voices calmed conspiracy that had risen in the market.
VIPRE as security expert who began publishing the discovery of the alleged keyloggers have been completely ridiculous to the community, while Samsung has taken a problem that could easily have been much more serious.
misunderstanding that Samsung has been involved, but fortunately all has been a false alarm.
Link: Official Samsung
Confusion . That is the feeling left after looking at what happened in the last hour and Samsung pre-installed keyloggers cases in several of their laptops . Yesterday he turned on the alarm light on many users as a security specialist confirmed that he had found “intruders” in two brand new notebooks Korean .
The commotion was armed when representatives of the Asian firm first denied having placed files that monitor users, but later admitted they had done so . Announced today, finally, it was all a hoax and in reality it was a “false positive” detected by an antivirus. id=”more-14543″>
If you arrived at this point little understanding about this situation not believe they are the only
. Let’s review the situation: Mohamed Hassan, a computer security specialist, received a Samsung laptop and before using made a scan for viruses overall. keylogger results showed a pre-installed
Hassan ran the same test a new model of the same brand, getting a result same as above . The information is viralizó worldwide and many panicked about the possibility that your computer is under surveillance. The worst was when he denied that Samsung has preinstalled keylogger, admitting minutes later .
Koreans said they would hold an inquiry which had various security experts. Finally published (with confirmation from the company F-Secure) that there were no keyloggers on computers , but the antivirus scan used for had been “deceived” by a file of Windows Live multilanguage support.
scanning software used for security on both teams was VIPRE , and a few hours ago the GFI Labs development manager issued a statement apologizing for the false positive had thrown in their results .
So far it seems that the situation is unclear, but anyway still do not understand why Samsung has denied that keyloggers placed in notebooks and later admitted responsibility . Now everything is more calm, but the confusion persists.
Source: Network World.