Lenovo recognizes Superfish adware is a security risk

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Lenovo recognizes Superfish adware is a security risk[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/01/myce-superfish-shop-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

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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#2

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.


#3

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?


#4

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:

and

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

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


#5

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.