Lenovo recognizes Superfish adware is a security risk



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PC manufacturer Lenovo recognizes the Superfish adware it pre-installed on laptops can be potentially abused by attackers.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/lenovo-recognizes-superfish-adware-security-risk-75026/](http://www.myce.com/news/lenovo-recognizes-superfish-adware-security-risk-75026/)

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Do they also recognize they are scumbags for pre-installing disguised software that shovels more crap into their customers’ face while essentially hijacking other websites’ contents?

I guess one should be surprised that companies have so little respect for their customers, but after seeing this trend for a long time, I’m afraid I’ve become cynical enough to expect it.


There are so many things wrong with this incident. Although I’m glad the Superfish software was removed, I really don’t like the fact that Lenovo can remove software remotely. That alone is a HUGE risk to the security, privacy, and freedom of Lenovo computer users

Also, I can’t even begin to imagine why Lenovo didn’t recognize how big a security risk Superfish is right from the moment they began to consider using it. I guess they like using super-fishy programs, as reasonably safe programs are too…safe?

On that note, how in the world did the developers of Superfish not see this coming? Or did they?


Not only does Superfish send your personal information back to them without your knowledge or consent, but it:

  1. Uses exactly the same encryption key for every installation. :rolleyes:


  1. The encryption key is simply the name of the company! :eek:

You couldn’t make this up. :clap::bigsmile:


You can remove it from your laptop and be sure, that you are protected from attacks. First time i read about this adware on http://removalbits.com/adware-removal/ and then i found a guide, how to remove it from laptop. It’s easy and laptop works as usual, so try to do it and forgot about vulnerability.