Posts Tagged ‘root certificate’

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.

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Privdog is Superfish All Over Again

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

When it comes to system privacy, sometimes the cure is almost as bad as the disease …

Privdog is a privacy protection software that is available as a standalone product for the Google Chrome Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browser and bundled with select Comodo products including Comodo Dragon and Internet Security. According to Comodo’s website it ships with the company’s Internet browser and Internet Security products.

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Lenovo PCs Ship with Preinstalled Adware and Root Certificate

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

When shopping for a new PC, I generally don’t consider “pre-infected with adware” to be a desirable feature …

We all know that computer manufacturers make much of their revenue from device sales with software and service deals. They integrate trial programs on user systems and may also cooperate with search engines to make a particular search engine the default on a system and with other companies to place shortcuts to their sites on the desktop.

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