Lenovo Laptop Owners Beware: Your Device May Have Preinstalled Malware

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Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has admitted that laptops shipped to stores and consumers in late 2014 had malware preinstalled. You might want to read that again. A major manufacturer with $38.70 billion sales in 2014 alone, has been selling computers that are actively invading their user’s privacy, enabling man in the middle attacks and basically undermining trust. Meet Superfish. Actually, Don’t. Central to this revelation is a piece of software – until recently considered crapware or bloatware – called Superfish Visual Discovery, a browser extension that ships preinstalled on Lenovo computers ostensibly as a technology to “find and discover products…

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