HP has issued an update to remove a keylogging mechanism found in the audio drivers included with some of its high-end laptops.
The audio driver installed on some HP laptops includes a feature that could best be described as a keylogger, which records all the user's keystrokes and saves the information to a local file, accessible to anyone or any third-party software or malware that knows where to look.
A large SPAM campaign is underway where victims receive an email that pretends to be a requested invoice and contains a password for a password protected encrypted Word document attachment. These password protected word documents contain embedded VBScript files that will download and install the Urlsnif keylogger.
A spam campaign posing as convincing bank transfer statements is tricking users into installing malware on their devices, malware that's capable of several damaging functions.
Zachary Shames pleaded guilty today to charges of developing and selling malware that was later used to infect thousands of victims.
Researchers have devised a system that can recognize a user's keystrokes by exploiting available WiFi signals. Using these attacks, under the right set of circumstances, hackers or other criminals could potentially monitor what you are typing purely on WiFi signals.