Lenovo on the knuckles for unsafe adware

Lenovo on the knuckles for unsafe adware

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Lenovo is by the Us regulator FTC on the knuckles for the install of the unsafe Superfish-adware on its laptops.

Lenovo has reached settlement with the FTC, reports the supervisor Tuesday.

The beginning of 2015 showed that Lenovo since 2014 Superfish-adware is the standard on laptops installed. That software could watch with the internet of users, and then tailored advertising to show.

It broke the adware not only the privacy of users, also created Superfish vulnerabilities in the security of the laptops.

In theory, it was Superfish to watch with all the traffic being secured, for example, during online banking. Also could the adware far-reaching access to Windows.


“Lenovo has the privacy of the consumer affected when the software, provided that the sensitive information of the consumer would be able to open without sufficient notice or consent,” said FTC chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen. “This behavior is worse because the software’s internet has affected where consumers rely on.”

Lenovo should the next twenty years, a comprehensive top ten reviews run on the laptops that it sells. An independent company will oversee that security check.

May Lenovo is no longer such adware on laptops to install while it does appear as if the software somewhere else for. In addition, consumers must agree to install such software.

It is not clear whether Lenovo as part of the settlement is also a fine must pay to the FTC. However, it is a penalty to 40.654 dollars per violation on the violation of the agreements with the FTC.

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