Recently, I came across an issue concerning a daemon named
gamecontrollerd in OsX Big Sur.
On my laptop I'm running ReiKey (from Objective-See), which aims at identifying possible Key Loggers that leverage "event taps".
Today I got this strange (and somehow creepy) situation: as soon as I started the Password Manager software Bitwarden, a warning came up from ReiKey. In particular, the presence of the process
/usr/libexec/gamecontrollerd was highlighted.
If I close Bitwarden, the process
/usr/libexec/gamecontrollerd keeps running. I have to kill it through the terminal. However, as soon as I open BitWarden,
The presence of
gamecontrollerd as passive listener of key taps apparently started after the BigSur update (there's an Apple post here)
I know this may be just a coincidence (i.e., the start of Bitwarden and a key-tap passive listener), however I wanted to check with someone else who may have had the same type of scenario.