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Superfish Compromises All SSL Connections On Lenovo Gear
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Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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2/26/2015 | 9:32:15 AM
Re: This is actually pretty funny.
@rjones2818   "it's a pretty sad statement on computer business practices." So true. It makes me wonder, though, how will client hardware manufacturers manage to make money if they get choosy about what software they pre-load. I certainly they do a better job than Lenovo did, but it does seem like laptop makers need to find some new revenue streams.
gwilson001
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gwilson001,
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2/23/2015 | 1:52:56 PM
Re: no one blaming the chinese govt yet?
Don't rule out Chinese government involvement in this - they have their fingers in every technology business in China.  This wasn't easily found and there is no telling how long it went before it was discovered.  How many Lenovo's were purchased by various US or other western agencies?  Imagine the value to the Chinese of having a MiTM shipped with every machine. 

Unfortunately, this is modern China and we in the west must wise up when making purchases of any technology manufactured in China by a Chinese company.  There's slightly less risk with products made in China by western companies as long as there is strict oversight and the Chinese are not left to run the show on their own.  Even then the risk is high.  The Chinese are driven by two goals: greed and military superiority over the west.  There are few if any regulations in place to stifle these two objectives.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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2/22/2015 | 10:01:10 AM
Re: This is actually pretty funny.
I agree, at the same time there is no profit margin on PC and Laptop sales, they have to earn money somewhere, I would think that is what pushed them to this posit.
Dr.T
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2/22/2015 | 9:57:41 AM
Re: no one blaming the chinese govt yet?
It think it is less government more Company's effort to increase revenue and profit. Governments would not do something like this easily visible to others.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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2/22/2015 | 9:53:32 AM
Re: Lenovo, Really?
Agree. First they should have avoided putting such product into their laptops then they needed to be more careful in their PR efforts.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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2/22/2015 | 9:50:13 AM
Very toxic product
Why would anybody put such an adware into their products? I have used Lenovo laptops, I liked them very much but based on the description given above how would anybody a product such as Superfish into their portfolio, this is very toxic.
LAGUY88
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LAGUY88,
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2/20/2015 | 6:51:50 PM
Re: Lenovo, Really?
China at its best. We act WEAK and submit. US has to stop acting like a member of 50 Shades of Grey.

US............................... Man Up!
SgS125
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SgS125,
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2/20/2015 | 2:26:37 PM
no one blaming the chinese govt yet?
Gee if this was a US comapny we might think the NSA was behind the whole thing.
rjones2818
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rjones2818,
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2/20/2015 | 10:38:27 AM
This is actually pretty funny.
A computer manufacturer trusts a snooping software to be on the up and up.  NInd you, they (both the manufactuer and the snooper vendor) don't really give a damn about the consumer beyond said consumer's money, so it's not really a surprise.


Actually...it's a pretty sad statement on computer business practices.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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2/19/2015 | 4:45:26 PM
Lenovo, Really?
"The damage to Lenovo's reputation may already be done." -- (deservedly so & perhaps the understatement of the year.) 


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