Thursday, March 31, 2011
Samsung Key Logger Mess
So some brilliant writer for network world "Mohamed Hassan (CISSP)", reported based on his anti-virus tool having a false positive finding "Star Logger" key logger installed on his new Samsung Laptop. So the story quickly spread across the blogosphere including engadget and other high profile blogs then was amplified by twitter.
Apparently the AV he ran only looks for "c:\windows\SL" directory. What! This shows the terrible state of A/V software and how poor the detection signature actually can be. Seriously looking for the presence of a directory is extremely poor...
Will be interesting if Samsung sues anyone in this matter as this has not been positive PR for them. And all you blog slinging CISSP's need to slow your roll and stick to blogging about professional's research and not what your laptop's A/V client back.
Other fun A/V fail stories:
McAfee Kills Windows PC's by the thousands
Symantec Nukes Thousands of Chinese PC's