HP pops out a patch after dormant keylogging code is found on some laptops

We’ve got a couple digital security stories for you today. Let’s get started with the news that a researcher looking to control the keyboard backlight on his HP laptop found some interesting bits of code in the machine’s digital attic, including a keylogger program that could be utilized by hackers to sponge up information like passwords, login data and anything you type on the keyboard.

Tech Crunch says the keylogging code was inactive when it was found by the researcher, and that after he contacted H/P about it, the company quickly responded with an update to wipe it from the PC. Check the list of laptops affected, and that list includes the software update from H/P you should run right away if your machine is listed. Go here: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05827409

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