Dude, You’re Being Watched By Dell

June 15th, 2005

It appears that some Dell laptops now come with hidden keylogger hardware built-in. Some people I asked about this suggested it was a device called a Keyghost.

Why would Dell pay money to do this?

And is it for real?

Categories: Hardware

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  1. Anonymous

    http://www.amecisco.com/faq_hardwarekeylogger.htm#Q13

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  2. teo

    If that’s true, it will be a problem with Dell, at least with me.

    And, if it’s one of this Amecisco’s things, what’s the default password?.

    Wait a minute… CONNECTED TO THE ETHERNET?!!”!?!!!.

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    teo Reply:

    http://www.roflcaeks.biz/lol.html

    From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (December 2003) [vera]:
    
      LOL
             Laughing Out Loud (slang, Usenet, IRC)
    

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    Anonymous Reply:

    What’s your point?

    More here http://www.dansdata.com/keyghost.htm

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  3. myrtle

    So Big Brother really is watching us. How nice.

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  4. Kokey

    But I will change my password…
    Oops… well.. via ssh?
    :-P

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    jgoerzen Reply:

    Are you using a keyboard at the other end? :-)

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  5. Anonymous

    Have a look at this page:
    http://www.dansdata.com/keyghost.htm
    the images appear to be from that site (same names and everything)

    Only the first (very blurry) image is different (edited in photoshop).

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    jgoerzen Reply:

    Yep, I noticed that after an earlier commenter posted that URL.

    Oh well, still good for entertainment value :-)

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    Anonymous Reply:

    If you look at the file-number (20050112-20050119), it refers to a completely different FOIA request:

    http://rawstory.com/exclusives/byrne/homeland_security_responds_jeff_gannon_404.htm

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Honestly after the 9/11 i wouldnt doubt the govt actually paying computer companys to put these in laptops.. Esp laptops.. because the ease of carrying them where ever you go.. and logging on the net almost anywhere… I thinkt here looken for terrorists. It makes sence.. perfect sence.. and i wouldnt doubt it for a min..

    anonymous

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  6. Anonymous

    this site, serves just that one article. Looks like lots of people will open up their laptop to take a peek.

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