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Corsair Says Bug, Not Keylogger, Behind Some K100 Keyboards’ Creepy Behavior

Keylogger-like behavior has some Corsair K100 keyboard customers concerned. Several users have reported their peripheral randomly entering text into their computer that they previously typed days or weeks ago. However, Corsair told Ars Technica that the behavior is a bug, not keylogging, and it’s possibly related to the keyboard’s macro recording feature. From a report: A reader tipped us off to an ongoing thread on Corsair’s support forum that a user started in August. The user claimed that their K100 started typing on its own while they use it with a MacBook Pro, gaming computer, and KVM switch. “Every couple of days, the keyboard has started randomly typing on its own while I am working on the MacBook. It usually seems to type messages that I previously typed on the gaming PC and it won’t stop until I unplug the keyboard and plug it back in,” the user, “brendenguy,” wrote.

Ten users seemingly responded to the thread (we can’t verify the validity of each claim or account, but Corsair confirmed this is a known issue), reporting similar experiences. […] Corsair confirmed to Ars that it’s received “several” reports of the K100 acting like this but affirmed that “there’s no hardware function on the keyboard that operates as a key logger.” The company didn’t immediately respond to follow-up questions about how many keyboards were affected. “Corsair keyboards unequivocally do not log user input in any way and do not have the ability to log individual keystrokes,” Corsair’s rep told Ars Technica.

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