Lenovo’s Reputation Marred for Pre-installing Adware

Lenovo, the world’s largest computer maker, admitted to have installed an adware developed by Superfish 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 potential man-in-the middle attack.

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