Lenovo is facing heat for shipping pre-installed laptops with malware

The world's largest PC maker Lenovo is facing the heat for shipping laptops preinstalled with an adware software called superfish.
The company claims it's providing a useful service, helping users do price comparisons. But actually this is not true. The majority of companies that track adware label this as adware.
This Superfish vulnerability affected dozens of consumer-grade Lenovo laptops shipped before January 2015, exposing users to a hijacking technique by sneakily intercepting and decrypting HTTPS connections, tampering with pages and injecting advertisements. Read more.

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