February 20, 2015
Lenovo’s Reputation Marred for Pre-installing Adware
Lenovo, the world’s largest computer maker, admitted to have installed an adware developed byÂ SuperfishÂ on certain laptop models shipped late last year. Unsuspecting users reported on the company’s forum that they are seeing modified versions of Google search results page — injected with third party advertisements and pop ups. There are also security concerns as the adware comes with a self-signed certificate, exposing secure web session to potentialÂ man-in-the middle attack.