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Lenovo to stop pre-installing controversial software


Reuters - (International) Errata Security researchers determined that Superfish adware pre-installed on Lenovo computers hijacks and throws open encrypted connections, allowing hackers to seize connections and listen in through man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks. Lenovo disabled all Superfish software from its consumer computers and stopped pre-installing the software on its devices, but experts warned that systems could still be vulnerable even after uninstalling the software.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:23:29