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Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models. Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops to make the keyboard work. HP said more than 460 models of laptop were affected by the “potential security vulnerability”.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: December 13th, 2017

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42309371

Discussion

1) How might this “potential security vulnerability” have legitimately found its way into the software pre-installed on these laptops?

2) What processes should have prevented this sort of software being pre-installed on these laptops?

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