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HP Synaptics Vulnerability

HP has confirmed that it’s Synaptics Touchpad Driver has a vulnerability that can allow it to be used as a keylogger and has posted a fix: HP Security Bulletin. Scroll down the page for your HP or Compaq model under Product Name and install the software update from the link to the right of the entry that corresponds to your HP/Compaq model.

To read more about the vulnerability and it’s impact, you can view the ZDNet article, Keylogger uncovered on hundreds of HP PCs or BBC News article, HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger.

The vulnerability affects more than 460 models.