Friday, April 01, 2011

VIPRE apparently detects false "keylogger" on some laptops with Microsoft Live Application

There is a bizarre story  on Networkworld that Samsung has issued some laptops with keylogger software installed, perhaps “inadvertently”.  However Samsung has issued a statement that a security program called VIPRE can be fooled by Microsoft Live Application into detecting a false positive for a keylogger during the VIPRE security scan. Samsung’s statement is here.

It reminds me of another question: how does Webroot decide what is a “spy cookie” (it considers doubleclick to be one) versus a regular cookie? 

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