superfish

  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)

    Battling The Bloatware Blight

    There’s nothing like the fresh, clean feeling of unboxing a brand-new computer or smartphone. Too bad the feeling usually comes to an end the moment you hit the power button. Almost every Windows computer and Android device on the market is cluttered with “bloatware,” programs that you never...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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)...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How To Find Out If Superfish Infected Your Computer – And What To Do About It

    If you follow anything having to do with tech on the Internet, you have undoubtedly read something about Superfish in the past 24 hours. In a nutshell, Lenovo sold tons of computers with software called Superfish Visual Discovery pre-installed. Lenovo has been selling computers preloaded with...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Lenovo Has Just Released An Automatic Superfish Removal Tool

    Lenovo has released a tool to help users remove Superfish, according to a statement released today by the company. Superfish is an adware program that was pre-installed on Lenovo's consumer PCs and made users vulnerable to attack. The Superfish bug quickly went from bad to worse yesterday when...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Lenovo’s Official Statement About The Superfish Incident - List Of Impacted Systems

    There is no doubt over the last 24 hours or so you have heard and read a lot about this entire Superfish malware incident with Lenovo. Lenovo has released a few different statements over that same period of time plus they have been active on social media eventually taking ownership of the...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Lenovo - OEMS And Junkware On New Computers

    Update: Lenovo has now provided an official corporate statement about the Superfish situation and it is not going to help at all in my opinion. Original article... I think the conversation about the extras installed on OEM computers is about to heat up and one company we have to thank for that...
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