I found a link to a news article titled: Samsung laptops sold in US found to have secret keylogging spyware
However, after I clicked on the link, I found the story completely removed! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42349281/ns/technology_and_science-security/
Nevertheless, the comments on the story are still up, and we can get an idea of what the MSNBC article spoke about. I'll post a few, just in case MSNBC decides to erase the comments, too.
Polar Bear 7
If you can't trust the manufacturers, who can you trust?
3 votes#1 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:33 PM EDT
I can trust the lawyers who will pursue this.
(Some lawyers are ethically good)
7 votes#1.1 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:59 PM EDT
I hate to sound like a conspiracy nut, BUT.......Has everyone already forgotten about the "Clipper Chip"?
We know that the government can order a cell phone service provider to remotely activate a cell phone and literally listen in to conversations.
The PATRIOT Act contains all sorts of little avenues into out private lives.
Our cars now come equipped with tracking devices installed at the factory.
Satellites are equipped to look into your yard. Infra-red devices can see through your walls.
Oh yeah, I'm worried about Samsung. Cookies, anyone?
10 votes#1.2 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:54 PM EDT
There is a reason that when I get a new computer, that I immediately repartiton the hard drive, and do a fresh reinstall of the Operating System (Windows, etc.) and updated drivels, then make a disk image.
8 votes#1.3 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:57 PM EDT
I trust God. He hasn't changed yet.
3 votes#1.4 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:53 PM EDT
oh countrygirl, HOW do you know that?
2 votes#1.5 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:02 PM EDT
He is the same yesterday, today and forever. There is no such thing as tomorrow. If we wake up when it is light, then it is today.
3 votes#1.6 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:21 PM EDT
Most software is maintained in India. Most of your banking information can be accessed by programmers in India while doing maintenance and other things (stealing information). All sorts of personal data is overseas instead of being in the US. The only thing the corporations care about is the cost of doing business and if their customer's information has to be shipped overseas so what. The US government seems to have no desire to really protect our data since it allows it to be shipped overseas. I can hardly wait until all of our medical records are overseas. Indian programmers are constantly jumping from one corporation to another. A thumb drive can hold an unbelievable amount of information and it fits into a pocket.
2 votes#1.7 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:31 PM EDT
If you're Christian, you better learn your own religion. God changed when he sent his son to us.
2 votes#1.8 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:43 PM EDT
No, countrygirl78 is quite right...your god has never changed. It never existed, it doesn't exist, and will never exist (only real things can change).
4 votes#1.9 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:13 AM EDT
Edward F. Dijeau
Alleluia...It's preloaded with "Christ-ware". It will part the sea of spy-ware and cast out viruses. Will raise dead programs from the grave and cast out the demons of Sam sung. Come on country girl 78, this is a post on programming in spy-ware by people who would care less about our Savior. They worship Mammon. I "praise the Lord" for your faith but lets put it in posts that will make sense. "Don't cast your pearls among the swine". Thank you.
2 votes#1.10 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:14 AM EDT
Thats why with any new PC laptop or desktop purchase, you also buy a new copy of the latest windows OS (full version, in original Microsoft packaging), and as soon as you get home do a complete drive re-initialization then install the new OS, and install only the basic necessary drivers from the mfgrs disks to satisfy any "unrecognized hardware" alerts after setup. NEVER EVER run the OS from a PC mfgr's disks install because you will end up with so much "garbage" software and malware, and spyware, with no easy way to uninstall it. AND, you will suffer immediately from a slow, unsecure, non-private PC.
#1.11 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:59 AM EDT
Samsung notebooks are in fact secure
2011/03/31 11:57 Fact
The statements that Samsung installs keylogger on R525 and R540 laptop computers are false.
After investigating into this matter, it was found that the software installed was in fact Vipre, not the commerical keylogger called StarLogger.
The confusion arose because Microsoft's Live Application multi-language support folder, "SL" folder, was mistaken for StarLogger
(Live Application is Microsoft's application which provides messenger, email, video, photo gallery functions. Depending on the language, under C:\windows folders "SL" for Slovak, "KO" for Korean, "EN" for English are created.)
Samsung will continue to respect customer needs by providing the highest quality products and services.
#1.12 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:33 AM EDT
Jim in Auburn
Sorry, not buying it. Why would they be installing he Slovak language on these laptops?
Not to mention, they say that the files that are in that directory are the StarLogger files.
Sure, if you have the Slovak version of Windows Live stuff, you might have an SL directory, but it will not contain the StarLogger files.
#1.13 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:08 AM EDT
This is why anytime you download and buy software save the installation files and keys so that you can do a fresh install if needed. My security is so advanced that I have not had a computer virus in 4 years
1 vote#1.14 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:07 AM EDT
God's image changes as man changes his perception.
1 vote#1.15 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:54 AM EDT
I think of myself as someone that only believes what I can see, touch, hear, or smell but the only way that a person will know if they believe in GOD is the last seconds of their life, and that goes for me, what will be that last thought before the curtin closes, Oh god help me, Oh god forgive me, these last seconds will tell the truth ... but who knows maybe there will be some that won't have a thought ... LOL
#1.16 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:05 AM EDT
Can't trust anyone anymore. Never likes samsung so I guess it's not an issue since I don't own one.
3 votes#2 - Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:10 PM EDT
If Samsung is doing it, do you really believe they're the only ones? Corporate focus on profit to the exclusion of all other considerations have brought us here. And conservatives would have us hamstring government in their effort to place controls on these modern day snake oil salesmen.
1 vote#2.1 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:08 AM EDT
You can feel safe ~~ Big Brother " ~~~ is watchin over you ! ......(Laugh)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~But Samsung ? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1 vote#2.2 - Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:32 AM EDT