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February 23, 2015

Lenovo Apologizes Again for Superfish, Promises Change

In the wake of the Superfish debacle, Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius sent out an open letter earlier today once again apologizing for Superfish.

In the letter, Hortensius detailed the first steps they’ve taken to correct the issue, including stopping pre-loads of the Superfish software, offering instructions on manually removing the software, providing an automated tool for removing the software, and working with antivirus software companies such as Microsoft, Symantec, and McAfee to automatically detect and remove the software.

Furthermore, Hortensius detailed options they’re considering to ensure issues like this will not happen again. This [...]

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February 23, 2015

Lenovo Sued for Superfish Adware Security Vulnerability

After all the national attention Lenovo received for the whole Superfish debacle, I think we all knew that Lenovo wasn’t going to get away with without a good class action lawsuit, and according to a recent filing in a US District Court in Southern California, one is already in the works.

Filed by Jessica Bennett individually and on behalf all all the poor souls infected with the Superfish adware, the lawsuit alleges that by installing the Superfish adware, both Lenovo and Superfish violated a series of state and federal laws including California’s Invasion of Privacy Act, Federal Wiretap Act, Trespass to Personal Property/Chattels and [...]

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February 22, 2015

Lenovo Admits they “Messed Up”, Offers Superfish Removal Instructions

Top notebook manufacturer, Lenovo, has recently become the subject of national spotlight after it was discovered that they were shipping laptops with pre-installed software that made it possible for hackers to monitor user activity and steal sensitive data.

The software, produced by Palo Alto based advertising company, Superfish, is a shopping tool designed to “aid users” by recommending products based on users browsing habits. In order to do this, the Superfish software intercepts data going in and out of a user’s system. While Lenovo originally described Superfish software as harmless, cyber security experts quickly debunked the notion. Because [...]

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