Lenovo says Superfish not a ‘security concern’, own advisory marks it highly severe

Posted on February 20, 2015. Filed under: Malware, Security | Tags: , , , , |

ZDnet has a post on Lenovo says Superfish not a ‘security concern’, own advisory marks it highly severe.

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.

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