Browsing: Superfish

When crapware becomes malware

A widely disliked habit of PC vendors is their bundling of all manner of unwanted software into brand new computers – demo software, games, or part-functional trials. Faced with shrinking margins, vendors have treated this as an alternative income stream, going so far

Alistair Fairweather
Superfish blows up in Lenovo’s face

One in five of the personal computers sold worldwide in the last quarter of 2014 may have security holes so serious that even an amateur hacker could easily and silently penetrate its defences. All of the compromised computers were manufactured by Lenovo