Lenovo blijkt laptops in fabriek te hebben voorzien van schadelijke software

20-02-2015 | door: Witold Kepinski

Lenovo blijkt laptops in fabriek te hebben voorzien van schadelijke software

Lenovo leverde notebooks met Superfish man-in-the-middle malware, zo blijkt uit klachten van gebruikers op een Lenovo online forum. Lenovo installeerde de Superfish advertentie en pop-ups software om gebruikers 'te helpen' bij online aankopen. 

Superfish wordt door antivirussoftware leveranciers als man-in-the-middle malware beschouwd omdat het een ssl-certificaat genereert om beveiligde verbindingen te bekijken, zoals een online betaling op een banksite en ook zou het ingang hebben in de roottoegang van een pc.

Lenovo zegt dat Superfish sinds januari 2015 niet meer wordt geleverd en dat dit te verwijderen is met Lenovo software

Hieronder een statement van Lenovo:

At Lenovo, we make every effort to provide a great user experience for our customers.  We know that millions of people rely on our devices every day, and it is our responsibility to deliver quality, reliability, innovation and security to each and every customer. In our effort to enhance our user experience, we pre-installed a piece of third-party software, Superfish (based in Palo Alto, CA), on some of our consumer notebooks. 

We thought the product would enhance the shopping experience, as intended by Superfish. It did not meet our expectations or those of our customers. In reality, we had customer complaints about the software.  We acted swiftly and decisively once these concerns began to be raised. We apologize for causing any concern to any users for any reason – and we are always trying to learn from experience and improve what we do and how we do it.
We stopped the preloads beginning in January. We shut down the server connections that enable the software (also in January, and we are providing online resources to help users remove this software.  Finally, we are working directly with Superfish and with other industry partners to ensure we address any possible security issues now and in the future. Detailed information on these activities and tools for software removal are available here:
To be clear: Lenovo never installed this software on any ThinkPad notebooks, nor any Lenovo desktops or  smartphones. This software has never been installed on any enterprise product -- servers or storage -- and these products are in no way impacted. And, Superfish is no longer being installed on any Lenovo device. In addition, we are going to spend the next few weeks digging in on this issue, learning what we can do better. We will talk with partners, industry experts and our users. We will get their feedback. By the end of this month, we will announce a plan to help lead Lenovo and our industry forward with deeper knowledge, more understanding and even greater focus on issues surrounding adware, pre-installs and security. We are eager to be held accountable for our products, your experience and the results of this new effort.

Superfish may have appeared on these models:

G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45
U Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch 
Y Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70
Z Series: Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70
S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S20-30, S20-30Touch
Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 14(BTM), Flex2 15(BTM), Flex 10
MIIX Series: MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11
YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11BTM, YOGA2-11HSW
E Series: E10-30

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