With Apologies to Samsung.
A report out by NetSec Consultants Corp. is reporting that Samsung is installing a hidden keylogger on all their new laptops! While no official statement has been forthcoming from the company, a support person at the company has confirmed it.
The key logger is invisible to the user and records every keystroke the user(s) makes. It can then send that information to any email it is set up to work with (or to any email that is hijacked by it). Keyloggers in a class room (or a marital situation) are one thing. Perhaps necessary in some cases, the programs are a severe security threat and really bad news! It can steal all of your credit card information, bank account information, and just about everything that makes you unique (if you do anything on a computer).
I have not bought Samsung laptops in the past. Given this revelation, I will not be buying any in the future either. This is one of the biggest blunders a company has done in recent memory. They have destroyed any trust they may have had with their clientele.