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Published on marzo 30th, 2011 | by Angelfire

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Samsung acusado de preinstalar keyloggers en sus portátiles

Dios mio, esta acusación es bastante grave, y al parecer es cierta.

La palabra keylogger viene de: key (tecla) y logger (registrador). Basicamente lo que hace una aplicación de este estilo, es registrar absolutamente todas las pulsaciones que hacemos en el teclado, además de guardarlas en un archivo y enviarlas por correo electrónico.

Los dos primeros modelos detectados son RS 525 y RS 540.

On March 1, 2011, I called and logged incident 2101163379 with Samsung Support (SS). First, as Sony BMG did six years ago, the SS personnel denied the presence of such software on its laptops. After having been informed of the two models where the software was found and the location, SS changed its story by referring the author to Microsoft since “all Samsung did was to manufacture the hardware.” When told that did not make sense, SS personnel relented and escalated the incident to one of the support supervisors.

The supervisor who spoke with me was not sure how this software ended up in the new laptop thus put me on hold. He confirmed that yes, Samsung did knowingly put this software on the laptop to, as he put it, “monitor the performance of the machine and to find out how it is being used.”

La defensa que tiene Samsung es: “lo instalamos para ver cómo usan los clientes el ordenador…” No me parece una razón suficiente…

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