The recent reports about Samsung Keylogger software have certainly got the online community talking, and it did not take long for the Korean consumer electronics company to come out and defend itself and its R Series range of laptops. However, things are not what they seem, and it looks as though there is proof that this was just a false positive.
Samsung along with a number of others have run some tests and found that a security program called VIPRE managed to mistake a Live Application from Microsoft as a “SL” folder, as StarLogger during a virus scan of the system.
This is not the first and will not be the last time that a false positive has caused an issue, and in some cases can be just as serious as a real virus. It does not take long for news to spread of such a thing, and even though it is an error, can have a huge affect on companies – such as Samsung in this case.
Thankfully it has not taken long to get to the route of this issue, but there were those out there who assumed the worst and thought that Samsung were up to no good – which if you read the article from ZDNET you know that it was untrue.