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Shades of Superfish: Lenovo begs users to uninstall its own software due to massive security flaws

Last year, security researchers discovered Lenovo was shipping laptops with the worst security flaw since the infamous Sony rootkit debacle of 2005.Unfortunately, both were shipping out on Lenovo systems for quite some time; Lenovo’s list of affected systems contains 78 laptop versions (though some are within the same product line) and 39 desktops.

Symantec caught once again improperly issuing illegitimate HTTPS certificates

Symantec caught once again improperly issuing illegitimate HTTPS certificates Roughly 16 months ago, Symantec was caught distributing improperly signed cryptographic certificates that could be used to break HTTPS protection and put users’ at risk.Now, the company has been caught once again doing something similar — even though such activity is directly against the agreements it made when caught breaking things last time.

Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle

Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle This is the classic architecture of a man-in-the-middle attack, except it’s one Lenovo perpetrated against its own users.The crazy part: Lenovo actually knew about this behavior, told Superfish to remove it, and then never checked to see if the company had done so.