This is interesting for no other reason that today alone I have run into at least Google alerts referencing his alleged posting. At first read, I was just going to ignore it completely. I guess my thinking is why would any company go to the expense of adding a keylogger to every computer they manufactured. But than again, could this be for real. In the article it states the following:
I was opening up my almost brand new Dell 600m laptop, to replace a broken PCMCIA slot riser on the motherboard. As soon as I got the keyboard off, I noticed a small cable running from the keyboard connection underneath a piece of metal protecting the motherboard.
“almost brand new Dell 600m laptop” Strange. I found a C-Net review of the laptop model 600m dating back to March 2003. So the almost new statement doesn’t make sense.
“to replace a broken PCMCIA slot riser” This struck me as odd also. If you have ever taken a laptop apart before you know how hard they are to disassemble. Not to say it can’t be done.
I called the police, as having a keylogger unknown to me in my laptop is a serious offense. They told me to call the Department of Homeland Security. At this point, I am in disbelief. Why would the DHS have a keylogger in my laptop? It was surreal.
Anyway, I’m not going to go through the entire article. You be the judge whether this article is true or not. I have my suspicion at to the validity of the article and that it may be a hoax.
What do you think? Comments welcome.
C-Net review Dell 600M laptop here.
Dell keylogger article is here.
[tags]dell, keylogger, laptop, computer, hoax, security, [/tags]