HP Laptop Audio Driver Logs Keystrokes
Swiss cybersecurity firm, Modzero, discovered a keylogging feature present in the Conexant HD Audio Driver that comes preinstalled on 28 HP laptop models. This driver records all keystrokes made on the system and saves the information to a local file that can be accessible to any party or software that is aware of its location. If that file does not exist, the driver will pass all keystrokes in real-time to a local API. The NJCCIC recommends users and administrators of HP laptops that include the Conexant HD Audio Driver Package version 18.104.22.168 and earlier review the Modzero Security Advisory and use the suggested workaround to mitigate this threat unless or until a permanent fix is released.