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Synaptics Touchpad Driver Vulnerability Issue and Resolution

It has been reported that there is a potential security vulnerability with certain versions of Synaptics touchpad drivers, related to the debug tool within the drivers.

Dell takes customer security and privacy concerns seriously. Dell uses Synaptics touchpads in select notebooks and will be issuing a driver update to remove the debug tool that is a feature of these drivers. This debug tool is already disabled by default on Dell computers, and with the driver update, it will be removed completely.

Those computers running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, can update their touchpad driver at the Dell Support Site. Computers using Windows 10 may also receive the driver update through Windows Update in addition to finding it on the Dell Support Site.

For more information on how to download and install drivers, refer to Dell Knowledge Base article Drivers and Downloads FAQs.

Article ID: SLN308633

Last Date Modified: 02/14/2018 06:47 AM

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