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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops - by hiding it in the BIOS

2015/08/12

The Register - (International) Security researchers reported that Lenovo bundled laptops with persistent firmware that installs the Lenovo Service Engine (LSE) software, which is vulnerable to a buffer-overflow flaw that could be exploited to gain administrator-level privileges. The LSE software is no longer included in new laptops.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/12/lenovo_firmware_nasty/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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