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Lenovo already hit by lawsuit over Superfish adware

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2015 21:45 User comments (5)

Lenovo already hit by lawsuit over Superfish adware Lenovo pre-loaded the adware Superfish on some of its recent consumer PCs, and it will now have to pay the price.
Angry consumers have proposed a class-action suit against both Lenovo and Superfish, claiming fraudulent business practices and the disregard of privacy.

Superfish plugs itself into your software, adding product recommendations into search results. However, the software can also hijack your connections and leave your PC vulnerable to remote attacks.

Lenovo installed the software on their G Series, U Series, Y Series, Z Series, S Series, Flex, Miix, Yoga and E Series.

Security advisors and Lenovo have already released fixes to safely remove Superfish and its certificates but the damage has been done as some of these PCs have been infected since September.

The class action suit is seeking damages from both companies.

Source:
PCW

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5 user comments

123.2.2015 23:20

There is no forgiveness for this. It was deliberate with malicious and nefarious intent. Having this mentality once means having it ALWAYS therefore, buy buy Lenovo. As a network engineer, I gave them total props up until today. No more.

NO FORGIVENESS!

225.2.2015 12:12

Originally posted by hearme0:
There is no forgiveness for this. It was deliberate with malicious and nefarious intent. Having this mentality once means having it ALWAYS therefore, buy buy Lenovo. As a network engineer, I gave them total props up until today. No more.

NO FORGIVENESS!
Can't agree more, it would be great if the legal system puts some serious hurt on the company to help as an incentive to warn other companies not to do this sh1t!...

326.2.2015 10:49

Makes you wonder how many times they DIDN'T get caught.

427.2.2015 9:59

Consumers will get a payout but it won't amount to much

52.3.2015 9:57

Originally posted by hearme0:
There is no forgiveness for this. It was deliberate with malicious and nefarious intent. Having this mentality once means having it ALWAYS therefore, buy buy Lenovo. As a network engineer, I gave them total props up until today. No more.

NO FORGIVENESS!
HEAR HEAR!

Lenovo has just joined $ony in a permanent boycott form me, and I'll permanently advise everybody against them.

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