Malware espía oculto por defecto en más de 460 modelos de portátiles HP desde 2012 – Alta Densidad (blog)

diciembre 13, 2017

Un software oculto que registra cada letra pulsada en el teclado de la computadora ha sido descubierto en cientos de modelos de computadoras Hewlett-Packard (HP). Un experto en seguridad halló el código de este keylogger en los drivers preinstalados en portátiles HP, que permiten controlar el teclado.

El fabricante ha reconocido en un comunicado que más de 460 modelos se han visto afectados por “una potencial vulnerabilidad de seguridad” y ha publicado actualizaciones de software para que sus clientes eliminen dicho keylogger. El problema afecta a los portátiles de las gamas EliteBook, ProBook, Pavilion y Envy, entre otras. HP ha publicado una lista completa de los dispositivos implicados, que se remonta a modelos de 2012.

En una declaración publicada en su blog, la empresa también explicó que utiliza “los touchpads de Synaptics en algunos de nuestras computadoras portátiles y estamos trabajando con ellos para corregir los errores de los sistemas HP afectados, disponibles a través del boletín de seguridad en”.

El analista de seguridad Michael Myng explicó que descubrió el keylogger mientras revisaba el software Synaptics Touchpad, para averiguar si era posible controlar la retroiluminación del teclado en portátiles HP. Myng afirmó que el keylogger estaba desactivado por defecto, pero que cualquier intruso que accediera a la computadora podría habilitarlo para registrar todo lo que el usuario pudiera escribir, sin necesidad de instalar ningún programa adicional. El único requisito es tener acceso a los privilegios de administrador para poder activar el software.

De acuerdo con la declaración de HP en su blog, el keylogger fue añadido originalmente en el software Synaptics para ayudar a depurar errores. Asimismo, la compañía reconoció que el problema podría llegar a provocar una “pérdida de confidencialidad” de los usuarios, pero aseguró al mismo tiempo que ni Synaptics ni HP han tenido acceso a los datos de ningún cliente como resultado de esta vulnerabilidad. De acuerdo con el comunicado, las empresas carecen de privilegios de administrador, de manera que no podrían haber activado el keylogger.

No es la primera vez que el fabricante experimenta problemas con keyloggers, ya que en mayo de este mismo año se descubrió una brecha similar en los controladores de audio preinstalados en varios modelos de portátiles HP. Entonces, la compañía declaró que el código del keylogger había sido añadido erróneamente al software. Además, la empresa también se vio envuelta en una polémica el pasado mes, después de que usuarios denunciasen la presencia de un servicio no instalado que se ejecutaba en segundo plano. Tildado de spyware, dicho servicio resultó ser el HP Touchpoint Analytics Service, un software para recabar información del uso del ordenador y enviar la telemetría a servidores de HP.

Para terminar, seguro que te preguntas cómo poner a salvo tu identidad, tu datos y tu dispositivo. Recuerda actualizar tus programas, desde el sistema operativo pasando por todo el software instalado, te recomendamos instalar un antivirus y siempre que lo quieras utiliza un teclado virtual

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HP laptops found carrying keylogger in Synaptics touchpad driver – Security Boulevard

For the second time this year, Hewlett Packard (HP) computers have been found vulnerable to hacker attacks due to leftover debugging code that developers forgot to delete before shipping.

A researcher using the Internet handle “ZwClose” recently discovered what was essentially a keylogger in the Synaptics Touchpad driver used in almost all HP laptops, as well as laptops produced by other companies.

HP acknowledges the discovery and offers a vague outline in a security advisory.

“A potential security vulnerability has been identified with certain versions of Synaptics touchpad drivers that impacts all Synaptics OEM partners,” reads the document. “A party would need administrative privileges in order to take advantage of the vulnerability. Neither Synaptics nor HP has access to customer data as a result of this issue.”

ZwClose makes it clear that the debug trace, while turned off by default, could easily be enabled by setting a simple registry value. Since the keylogger saves scan codes to a WPP trace, it makes for an attractive vulnerability that hackers might try and exploit.

HP has since provided software updates for Synaptics touchpad drivers. The affected HP products are listed in the security advisory, with the designated patch next to the model name. HP is updating the document with new “softpaqs” as they become available.

In the meantime, you can visit the table and fetch the new Synaptics touchpad drivers for your respective model.

Since the vulnerability affects all Synaptics OEM partners, users of other laptop brands should expect patches to come their way.

One way to check if your laptop uses Synaptics touchpad technology is to open an Explorer window, right-click This PC, choose Properties, and select Device Manager from the list of services in the left pane. Scroll down until you see Mice and other pointing devices and expand the section to reveal the vendor. If you see a Synaptics reference, chances are your device model is affected.

Here’s Why 2017 Has Been a Remarkable Year for HP Inc (HPQ) – Nasdaq

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HP Inc. HPQ is one of those technology companies that have demonstrated remarkable share price performance in the year so far. The company has generated high returns for investors in the year-to-date period and has the potential to exceed expectations in the next year.

HP is one of the two companies which came into existence post the split from the parent company – Hewlett-Packard Company – in November 2015. The other company was Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company HPE .

The stock has been clocking solid returns since the split and has surged approximately 51.8%, substantially outperforming the S&P 500’s return of 26.4% during the same time frame. The major part of the rally has been witnessed this year. In the YTD period, the stock has appreciated 41.4%, while the S&P 500 has gained 19.3%.

Let’s check out the reasons for this impressive surge in share price and consider why HP will continue its momentum in the next year as well.

Revamped PC Business

Post the split, HP adopted a strategy of focusing on product innovation & differentiation, pricing, and marketing and sales activities to trigger demand for its PC products in the market. The company has launched various models under its PC product lines of EliteBook, Spectre and Pavilion Wave, in a year’s time.

The impact of these initiatives is well highlighted by the fact that the company has regained its top position in the PC segment by replacing Lenovo. Also, according to data compiled by IDC, during third-quarter 2017, the company’s PC shipments registered the sixth quarter of consecutive year-over-year growth after witnessing several quarters of decline.

Furthermore, the two independent research firms – Gartner and International Data Corporation – hinted that the PC industry has been moving toward stabilization. Therefore, we believe stabilization in PC shipments will benefit business prospects of companies like HP.

Print Segment Shines Again

The company’s efforts to revamp its printing business have also been commendable. It should be noted that HP has acquired Samsung Electronics’ printer business. The acquisition is a strategic fit for HP as it has expanded the company’s printing business, with the addition of 6,500-plus printing patents owned by Samsung.

In addition to the above, the company is now focused on fortifying its 3D printing business capabilities. However, unlike 3D Systems DDD and Stratasys SSYS , which target all kinds of consumers, HP is emphasizing only on industrial markets due to their ability to afford a premium range of 3D printing solutions. It should be noted that even though HP has been operating in this space for almost five years now, it still lags behind 3D Systems and Stratasys.

These efforts have paid off well with the company registering the third consecutive quarter of print business revenue growth in fourth-quarter fiscal 2017.

Also, the company’s last quarterly results reflected revenue growth for the fifth consecutive quarter after witnessing a prolonged period of decline. Further, the Personal Systems and Print segments improved for the third straight quarter after 2010.

Stock Still Undervalued

The stock currently trades at a forward earnings estimate at 11.7x, which is way lower than the industry average of 17.8x. Given its recent track record of revenues and earnings growth, as well as the long-term forecast, the stock is highly undervalued which signifies that it is still left with significant upside potential.

Moreover, HP has a VGM Style Score of A. We note that our VGM score highlights the determining elements in a stock that can push the stock price higher. We can essentially filter out the negatives and focus on the positives which drive price.

Therefore, we consider that HP is one such technology stock which investors should keep in their portfolio. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

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HP製プリンタがGoogle Homeに対応、音声コマンドで印刷できる – ガジェット通信

ヒューレット・パッカード(HP)が Google Home から音声コマンドを使ってプリンターを制御できる「HP Printer Action for Google Home」を開始しました。プリンターを声で聖書することはこれまでにあまり目にしませんでしたが、今回の「HP プリンターアクション」はその第一歩を踏み出したことになります。現在できることは、HP プリンタの製品マニュアル、Google カレンダーの予定、塗り絵やノート、ゲーム(数独やクロスワードなど)の台紙を印刷することです。これらは「OK, Google ~~」と話すだけで実行できます。対応機種のリストは公開されていませんが、「HP Printer Assistant アプリ」からリンクする仕組みなので、このアプリが使える機種なら対応していると思われます。Source : Google

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「Snapdragon」搭載Windows PCはユーザーの心を掴めるか – CNET Japan


 その試みの中心となったのが、Qualcommなどのメーカーが製造するチップの採用だ。それらのチップはスマートフォンやタブレットで使われることが多く、これまでWindows PCの頭脳としてIntelやAMDのx86系チップを使ってきた歴史からは、かなり大きな方針転換だった。

 同時に、「Windows 8」の軽量版である「Windows RT」も登場し、それまでより薄く軽いPCとタブレットが生まれるはずだった。そうなれば、Microsoftも、Hewlett-Packard(現HPの前身)やDellといったパートナー企業も、Appleの「iPad」ともっと有利に戦えていただろうし、人々のPCに対する関心も再燃していたかもしれない。

 しかし、実際にそうなることはなく、Windows RTは失敗に終わった。登場から3年とたたないうちに、短命なOSは姿を消していく。

 だが、Microsoftは、QualcommやHPなどのメーカーと手を組んで、2度目の挑戦に乗り出そうとしている。その構想の下で発表されたのが、Qualcommの「Snapdragon」チップを搭載する「Always Connected PC」(常時接続のPC)だ。

 今回の新しい試みの背景には、スマートフォンの利用時間が増える一方、PC市場は縮小の一途をたどっているという現状がある。では、どうすればいいのか。次のPCは、もっとスマートフォン寄りにすればいい。IntelがAppleの「iPhone」に対応できる性能を備えた4G LTE通信を実現したときのようになれば、PCにも新たなビジネスチャンスが訪れるとQualcommは考えている。MicrosoftとPCメーカー各社が期待しているのは、長時間持続するコンピュータなら、もう一度ユーザーを振り向かせることができるということだ。


提供:Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

 「Windowsに期待することは何でもできる上に、新しい機能にもすべて対応している。かつてのWindows RTとはまったく違う価値を提供する」。米国時間12月5日、ハワイのマウイ島で開催されたQualcommの技術カンファレンス「Snapdragon Technology Summit」で、同社の半導体事業を率いるエグゼクティブバイスプレジデントCristiano Amon氏はインタビューにこう応じた。


Windows RTの苦い経験

 モバイル向けチップで動くPCを語るとき、まず避けて通れない(少なくとも頭をかすめる)のが、Windows RTの歴史だ。

 Windows RTは、Windows 8の軽量版OSとして2012年後半に登場したが、当初から苦戦を強いられた。従来のWindowsアプリケーション、例えば「Outlook」を使えないことや、消費者から見ればWindows RTと完全版Windows 8との違いがよく分からないことも、敗因のひとつだった。

 Microsoftは、Windows RT対応デバイスの開発プロセスを厳密に管理し、チップメーカーと提携できる企業の数も制限していた。その方が、より優れたデバイスを開発しやすいという根拠だった。ソフトウェア環境もハードウェア環境もコントロールするというApple流のモデルを模倣しようとしたのである。

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Dissecting the Investment Cases for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) and HP Inc. (HPQ) – Economic News

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) and HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) are both Technology companies that recently hit new highs. Naturally, this has created a bit of a stir amongst investors. We will compare the two companies across various metrics including growth, profitability, risk, return, dividends, and valuation to determine if one is a better choice than the other.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) operates in the Diversified Computer Systems segment of the Technology sector. The company has grown sales at a -13.90% annual rate over the past five years, putting it in the low growth category. HPE has a net profit margin of -1.20% and is less profitable than the average company in the Diversified Computer Systems industry. In terms of efficiency, HPE has an asset turnover ratio of 0.58. This figure represents the amount of revenue a company generates per dollar of assets. HPE’s financial leverage ratio is 1.44, which indicates that the company’s asset base is primarily funded by equity capital. Company’s return on equity, which is really just the product of the company’s profit margin, asset turnover, and financial leverage ratios, is -1.10%, which is worse than the Diversified Computer Systems industry average ROE.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) pays out an annual dividend of 0.30 per share. At the current valuation, this equates to a dividend yield of 2.06%.Stock’s free cash flow yield, which represents the amount of cash available to investors before dividends, expressed as a percentage of the stock price, is 0. Company trades at a P/E ratio of 55.02 , and is more expensive than the average stock in the Diversified Computer Systems industry. The average investment recommendation for HPE, taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts, is 2.70, or a hold.

Over the past three months, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company insiders have been net buyers, dumping a net of -2,370,593 shares. This implies that insiders have been feeling relatively bearish about the outlook for HPE. HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) operates in the Diversified Computer Systems segment of the Technology sector. HPQ has increased sales at a -15.40% CAGR over the past five years, and is considered a low growth stock. The company has a net profit margin of 4.70% and is more profitable than the average Diversified Computer Systems player. HPQ’s return on equity of -59.20% is worse than the Diversified Computer Systems industry average.

HP Inc. (HPQ) pays a dividend of 0.56, which translates to dividend yield of 2.63% based on the current price. Stock has a payout ratio of 35.80%. According to this ratio, HPQ should be able to continue making payouts at these levels. The company trades at a free cash flow yield of 0.8 and has a P/E of 14.35. Compared to the average company in the 16.02 space, HPQ is relatively cheap. The average analyst recommendation for HPQ is 2.10, or a buy.

HP Inc. insiders have sold a net of -3,424,943 shares during the past three months, which implies that the company’s top executives have been feeling bearish about the stock’s outlook. Finally, HPQ’s beta of 1.82 indicates that the stock has an below average level of market risk.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPQ) scores higher than HP Inc. (NYSE:HPE) on 8 of the 13 measures compared between the two companies. HPQ has the better fundamentals, scoring higher on profitability, efficiency and leverage metrics. HPQ wins on valuation measures.

Neues Leben im HP-Gebäude in Rüsselsheim: Immobilienfirma schafft 129 Wohnungen – Main-Spitze

Von Heike Bökenkötter

RÜSSELSHEIM – Mehr als drei Jahre lang standen die ehemals von der Firma Hewlett Packard (HP) genutzten Bürohäuser in der Eisenstraße leer. Nun tut sich zumindest im H-Gebäude, das sich zwischen den rötlichen Bauten und dem Autohaus Inoglu befindet, etwas. Eine Immobilienfirma hat das Gebäude gekauft und gibt ihm eine neue Nutzung. 129 Wohnungen gehobenen Standards sollen entstehen, der Umbau läuft bereits.

Neue Eigentümerin des ehemaligen HP-Gebäudes ist eine Immobilienfirma, die unter der Marke Office Twenty M bereits in der Eisenstraße 2-4 ein ehemals leer stehendes Bürohaus umgebaut und neu vermarktet hat. Auf den Komplex in der Eisenstraße sei man vor rund vier Monaten aufmerksam geworden, habe aber erst auf den zweiten Blick Interesse daran entwickelt, sagt Bernd Dillmann, Geschäftsführer der Firma Allegron.

Investition über 6 Millionen Euro

„Wir haben unter der Marke ,Diwo Home‘ bereits in vielen Städten ehemalige Wohnhäuser gekauft, umgebaut und dann neu vermarktet. Vor allem Objekte, an die sich sonst niemand rangetraut hätte“, sagt Dillmann. Nun gestalte man zum ersten Mal ein ehemaliges Büro- in ein Wohngebäude um. 6 Millionen Euro werde man für den Umbau investieren. Man habe sich entschieden, diesen Schritt zu gehen, weil auch die Stadt schon früh eine entsprechende Baugenehmigung in Aussicht gestellt habe.

Aktuell sei der Umbau in vollem Gange, sagt Objektleiter Alexander Rasehorn. Man realisiere sowohl kleine Appartements, als auch 2-, 3- und 4-Zimmer-Wohnungen sowie Penthäuser. Die Vermarktung lsei bereits im Gange, das Interesse bislang groß. Viele Wohnungen seien schon vergeben, die ersten Mietverträge könnten unterzeichnet werden. Einziehen könnten die neuen Bewohner dann voraussichtlich ab März. „Wir arbeiten flügelweise, so dass die ersten einziehen können und durch weitere Bauarbeiten nicht gestört werden“, so Rasehorn. Die Wohnungen seien sind zwischen 29 und 151 Quadratmeter groß.

Balkone werden angebaut

Von außen ändere sich nicht viel am Bestandsgebäude, so Rasehorn. Ergänzt werden beispielsweise Balkone. Generell sei Ziel gewesen, den Charme des Gebäudes zu erhalten und seine Geschichte nach dem Umbau noch sichtbar zu lassen. In einer Wohnung werde es etwa Schwingtüren geben, wie sie früher in den Büros verbaut gewesen seien. Die Bausubstanz sei zudem solide. Das Gebäude verfügt über fünf Stockwerke, ein sechstes ist laut Rasehorn ein Staffelgeschoss, in dem die Penthäuser Platz finden werden.

Trotz gehobener Ausstattung seien die Wohnungen noch im normalen Preisrahmen, die Kaltmiete beginne bei 10 Euro pro Quadratmeter. Das Haus soll optisch Hotelcharakter aufweisen, aber sonst normale Wohnungen mit langfristiger Miet-Möglichkeit bieten. Auch eine Tiefgarage ist geplant – Konflikte mit dem neben dem Komplex angesiedelten Autohaus dürften also zunächst ausbleiben.

2-Zimmer-Wohnungen und Appartements besonders beliebt

Die zukünftigen Bewohner und Interessenten seien bislang bunt gemischt. Besonders beliebt seien die 2-Zimmer-Wohnungen und Appartements. Viele Kunden kämen der zentralen Lage des Gebäudes wegen aus Frankfurt oder arbeiteten am Flughafen. Ansprechen wolle man aber beispielsweise auch Senioren, denn einige Wohnungen seien mit einem separaten Eingang und Parkplatz direkt vor der Tür ausgestattet und zudem barrierefrei.

Für das Projekt habe man extra eine eigene Marke gegründet. Unter „Diwo Living“ fasse man nun vor allem Wohnangebote höheren Standards zusammen. Das Projekt sei derzeit erfolgsversprechend. Was aus den drei sternförmigen weiteren HP-Gebäuden in der Eisenstraße wird, ist noch nicht bekannt

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