Superfish

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27 Feb, 2015

Combats Superfish

Announcement

Lenovo offers a six-month subscription to Intel’s McAfee LiveSafe to customers with laptops infected with pre-installed Superfish adware. Lenovo:

This should eliminate what our industry calls ‘adware’ and ‘bloatware’.

20 Feb, 2015

Superfish fix

Lenovo releases a tool to remove Superfish adware.

We are working with McAfee and Microsoft to have the Superfish software and certificate quarantined or removed using their industry-leading tools and technologies. These actions have already started and will automatically fix the vulnerability even for users who are not currently aware of the problem.

19 Feb, 2015

Superfish suit

Files Suit

Lenovo is sued in Federal Court for pre-installing Superfish spyware on personal computers, allegedly violating the Federal Wiretap Act. Lead plaintiff Jessica N. Bennett:

…it takes up bandwidth over an Internet connection, uses up memory on a computer, causes the loss of data, compromises computer security features and frustrates computer users.

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