Keylogger Discovered in HP Audio Driver

If you own or use a HP computer, it’s time to check whether C:\Windows\System32\MicTray64.exe or C:\Windows\System32\MicTray.exe in installed. If so, you have an active keylogger recording all key presses and need to take action by renaming the executable file.

Usually when a new keylogger is discovered and reported publicly, it’s found to be malicious spyware and the parties affected respond to the threat. In this case, the opposite is true. A keylogger was found on HP computers, but it is not malicious so the company isn’t doing anything about it yet.

The keylogger was discovered by security company modzero AG in an audio driver installed on HP systems. Modzero did the responsible thing and made HP aware of its existence. HP Enterprise refused to take responsibility while HP Inc. and the other company involved, Conexant Systems Inc., are ignoring it. So modzero decided to go public “in accordance with our Responsible Disclosure process.”

 

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