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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Dell apologizes for laptop security scare, will remove vulnerability today

    Dell has been shipping an SSL certificate on a number of its laptops, generating security concerns that hackers could misuse the certificate to spy on web traffic. After being made aware of the problem yesterday, Dell says "we deeply regret that this has happened and are taking steps to address...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Is it time to force PC makers to disclose how much they make from crapware?

    Summary: When it preinstalled the Superfish adware on consumer PCs, Lenovo sold its customers out for a pittance, but it still hasn't had to disclose how much it received. Maybe it's time for a Truth in Labeling act to shine a light on this dark corner of the PC market. When your business model...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Lenovo Strips Some Of The Unwanted Software From Its PCs

    Lenovo said it was rethinking its approach to pre-loaded software on PCs in the wake of the Superfish security fiasco, and it's now clear that the computer maker wasn't kidding around. It's promising that its home PC software bundles going forward will be limited to Windows, in-house apps and...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Lenovo Promises To Lead The Way In Cleaner And Safer Computers

    The efforts by Lenovo just one week after admitting fault in the Superfish debacle now focuses on what they plan to do in the future. According to a company spokesperson that begins with offering a free six month subscription to the McAfee LiveSafe service (or extending it for current users)...
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