TitanTiger 17,188 Posted February 21, 2015 Share Posted February 21, 2015 ...especially if you are a Lenovo laptop owner, but now they say that the software they've used is showing up in other things like a couple of parental control software apps. Here's a story from US Homeland Security: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/20/us-lenovo-cybersecurity-dhs-idUSKBN0LO21U20150220 Here's a slightly more detailed explanation of what it does from a trusted security expert: https://blog.filippo.io/komodia-superfish-ssl-validation-is-broken/ And here is a test that he developed to check for the bad SSL certificate in your browser as well as any other software you have installed: https://filippo.io/Badfish/ The short version is that Lenovo installed this for the purpose of 'sniffing' its users web surfing so they could inject more relevant advertising into their browsing and shopping sessions based on their interests. That by itself is inexcusable without obtaining explicit permission from the user. But it turns out the method they used from this company Komodia was done in a slipshod (assuming it wasn't purposeful) manner leaving a gaping security hold that could make any SSL browsing able to be intercepted by a third party, including your online banking. Unreal. And yes, I know this isn't football related but this is too important to get missed because it was put in a less-trafficked forum, so I'm making an executive decision here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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