Thursday, February 19, 2015

@lenovo's trust eaten by #superfish

It's over before the news spread out too much about it. However, this has left a dent in Lenovo's trust factor. A lot of people had developed positive brand image for Lenovo until this "man-in-the-middle" adware approach broke out in the news:
The adware proxy #superfish injected third-party ads on Google search and websites (in chrome/ie).
Not good!

Well, a fun side to this story is a nice hacking diary detailing the steps involved in extracting superfish certificate.

You probably remember that your computer was preloaded with lots of bloatware, and had to uninstall some softwares or trials. I wish the computer box were sold with the option that let people do fresh install their OS.


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