Keylogger Found on HP Laptops; Is Facebook Out of Touch?

Posted May 11th, 2017 at 12:43 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

FILE – The Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo is seen as part of a display at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference in Chicago, Illinois. (Reuters)

‘Keylogger’ Found on Several HP Laptops

A security researcher at Swiss firm Modzero has uncovered an audio driver on HP laptops with a keylogger feature that records every keystroke. Anyone with local access to the affected computer could comprise passwords and other data. The logging activity was discovered in the Conexant HD audio driver package on HP business and enterprise models. Those include HP Elitebook, ProBook, ZBook, and the Folio G1 laptop.

Microsoft Build 2017 Day 2

The Microsoft Build 2017 developer conference entered its second day Thursday, with a focus on the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, new cloud-based features, mixed reality systems, and universal apps. In Wednesday’s session, Microsoft focused on its Azure cloud platform, artificial intelligence, and cross-device integration.

Facebook’s Mobile App Has Gotten Too Complicated for Old People Like Me

Writer Chris O’Brian argues Facebook has lost sight of simplicity with the latest version of its mobile app, making even the act of taking a photo much more complicated than it needs to be. The app used to be “relatively simple and elegant,” says O’Brian, but now it is a “hyperactive Snapchat clone” for people who don’t use Snapchat. Writer Jack Morse goes further by suggesting that users should delete their Facebook app. In his view, Facebook has become “shockingly out of touch with what it means to be human.”

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Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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