Lenovo says Superfish not a ‘security concern’, own advisory marks it highly severe
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This is for Lenovo laptops that had Lenovo pre-install “Superfish” (adware) software:
“The advisory also revealed the model numbers for notebooks that suffered from having Superfish preloaded:
- E-Series: E10-30
- Flex-Series: Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14 (BTM), Flex2 15 (BTM), Flex 10
- G-Series: G410, G510, G40-70, G40-30, G40-45, G50-70, G50-30, G50-45
- M-Series: Miix2 – 8, Miix2 – 10, Miix2 – 11
- S-Series: S310, S410, S415; S415 Touch, S20-30, S20-30 Touch, S40-70
- U-Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U540Touch
- Y-Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70
- Yoga-Series: Yoga2-11BTM, Yoga2-11HSW, Yoga2-13, Yoga2Pro-13
- Z-Series: Z40-70, Z40-75, Z50-70, Z50-75
This makes the laptop vulnerable to being hacked by others. This post explains what it is and what it might cause.
A link to removing it is included here.