Connecticut launches probe into Lenovo use of Superfish software

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen’s office said on Monday it has launched an investigation into Lenovo Group Ltd’s sales of laptops preloaded with Superfish software, which the U.S. government last month warned made users vulnerable to cyberattacks. The office said that Jepsen last week sent letters to Lenovo, the world’s …

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Lenovo slapped with lawsuit over dangerous Superfish adware

  Lenovo admitted to pre-loading the Superfish adware on some consumer PCs, and unhappy customers are now dragging the company to court on the matter. A proposed class-action suit was filed late last week against Lenovo and Superfish, which charges both companies with “fraudulent” business practices and of making Lenovo …

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Microsoft Acted When Lenovo Hesitated: Updated Windows Defender Now Can Remove Superfish Adware

Lenovo has recently been under fire for its pre-installation of the Superfish Visual Discovery Software, an adware that compromises system security, in some of the company’s laptops. The adware tampers with the system of official certificates for websites used by computers to detect fake websites. By doing so, Superfish hijacks …

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