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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.