HP Introduces Integrated Privacy Screens On Its Two Notebooks To Prevent Visual Hacking

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To prevent visual hacking, HP has unveiled the world’s first notebooks with integrated privacy screens – HP Sure View. This has been introduced on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840.

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This privacy feature has been developed with 3M privacy technology. HP Sure View eliminates the need to carry additional tools to guard sensitive information. Users can simply press the f2 key to immediately transition the PC to privacy mode, which reduces up to 95 percent of visible light when viewed at an angle, making it difficult for others to view information on the screen.

HP Sure View helps users work more confidently from public locations without the fear of data on the screen being exposed to others.

Visual hacking is a real threat to a company’s sensitive data, as demonstrated by the “Global Visual Hacking Experiment,” a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by 3M. The study cited that nine out of 10 attempts to acquire sensitive business information using only visual means were successful, with nearly four pieces of private information visually hacked per trial. Visual hacking can also impact employee productivity, given almost 60 percent of employees take their work outside of office walls.

HP Sure View is another solution in a string of firsts and bests coming from the company, including the world’s thinnest notebook with the HP Spectre 13, the world’s thinnest business notebook with the HP EliteBook Folio, and the world’s first built for business 3-in-1 with the HP Elite x3.

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