Follow-up: Lenovo Devices Cannot Be Trusted for Secure Work

Yesterday I published an article of Lenovo Devices Cannot Be Trusted for Secure Work at https://privacyblog.com/2015/02/19/lenovo-devices-cannot-be-trusted-for-secure-work/. It describes a problem in Lenovo laptops sold between September 2014 and January 2015 that allows hackers to intercept encrypted communications from the laptops by snooping on wi-fi connections. Now Lenovo has issued an announcement claiming the security problem is not a problem at all.

“We have thoroughly investigated this technology, and do not find any evidence to substantiate security concerns,” Lenovo’s statement said. It also states, “The relationship with Superfish is not financially significant; our goal was to enhance the experience for users.”

Interestingly, another division of Lenovo that apparently didn’t clear its communications with the P.R. department has warned Lenovo customers that the incident is rated as “highly severe.” The bulletin also tells how to remove the security problem. You can read the emergency alert bulletin at http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/superfish.

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