Posts Tagged ‘Dell’

Security Paper Suggests to Remove McAfee from PCs, Finds Issues in OEM Devices

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Apparently, a study has found that many new Windows 10 laptops have security and privacy issues that are related to McAfee.

A recent security analysis of OEM laptops running Windows 10 by Duo Security Inc concluded that all analyzed devices had privacy and network protocol related issues. The seven laptops, produced by Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer, shared many of the privacy and security issues, while some laptops had additional issues caused by installed OEM software.


Dell does a Lenovo – Ships Laptops with Rogue Root Certificate

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Fortunately, there’s a simple trick to remove the root certificate (see end of article.)

Some Dell laptops ship with a self-signed root certificate eDellRoot and private key that attackers can exploit. The issue, first reported on Reddit, has resemblances to the Lenovo incident earlier this year when the company shipped some of its laptops with a pre-installed third-party root certificate that could be exploited in a similar fashion.


Dell Drops to Third-Place Worldwide PC Maker

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Based on personal experience, I’d say that Dell’s drop in popularity is in a large part due to a quality issue that they’ve had over the last several years …

Figures released for the last quarter by IDC and Gartner show that, despite rumblings at HP that included rumours about dropping their entire PC division, the truly unprecedented Touchpad fire sale and the unceremonious dumping of their CEO, the PC maker still maintains the top spot and has indeed grown their lead in the last quarter by more than 5%.


Dell Plans to Show Windows 8 Tablet in Q1 2012

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Golly, I can hardly wait …

Leaks are our primary source of information at this point in development when it comes to Microsoft’s next operating system Windows 8. According to an internal tablet roadmap Dell is planing to release a Windows 8 powered Tablet codenamed Peju in the first quarter of 2012.


FBI Arrests Technology Firms’ Staff

Friday, December 17th, 2010

This sort of thing probably happens a lot more often than we realize …

Employees at Dell and AMD among those held over allegedly selling information to hedge funds

Staff at technology firms Dell, Advanced Micro Devices and Flextronics International sold inside information to hedge funds, according to the FBI, which made a series of arrests today in its long-running investigation into alleged insider trading on Wall Street.


HP outbids Dell for data-storage group

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

It seems strange that HP and Dell would fight over a relatively unknown company that specializes in data storage … until you factor in the cloud computing angle; then it makes sense.

Wall Street sees Hewlett-Packard and Dell rival bids as indication that deal-making is back in vogue

The world’s two largest computer manufacturers, Hewlett-Packard and Dell, are going head-to-head in a bid to buy 3PAR, a hitherto obscure provider of back-office data storage.


How a stolen capacitor formula ended up costing Dell $300m

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I hope this is all sorted out by now … I’m in the market for a new PC!

Though the American company had nothing to do with the industrial espionage in China in 2002 that led to faulty components, it paid the price with millions of faulty PCs


Structure 2010: Dell on Blurring the Line Between Data Centers and Servers

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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Heading up the team at that’s responsible for Dell’s server products, Forrest Norrod leads a kind of startup within the PC giant’s organization. Other groups typically consider anything less than five-for-five record of success for any given project a failure. But Norrod said today that the Data Center Solutions team launched in 2006 with a less rigid goal — seven wins out of 10 attempts — in hopes of having the leeway to take risks and deliver big innovations for the world’s largest cloud computing providers and hyperscale data center operators.