Lenovo security fault called reckless

Lenovo pre-installed malware on millions of computers that broke https security for months – and then initially denied the problem. This vulnerability means systems used to log in to financial, work, online sales and other sites were compromised.

Installing Superfish is one of the most irresponsible mistakes an established tech company has ever made. Reckless, careless, and appalling don’t even come close to covering it.

via Lenovo Superfish scandal: Why it’s one of the worst consumer computing screw-ups ever.

  • If you are using a Lenovo computer purchased last year, you need check for the presence of Superfish by going to this page and reading the result.
  • Lenovo’s manual spyware removal instructions.
  • As of this morning, Microsoft has updated Windows Defender to remove the Superfish digital certificate that causes the security failure in Lenovo computers. Update Windows Defender and scan your system.
  • CHANGE  YOUR PASSWORDS at secure web sites. You need to especially change your passwords at critical information web sites such as your financial accounts, health care records accounts, and online purchasing accounts as your account information had the potential of being compromised.

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