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Windows Defender fights Superfish vulnerability

Written by Matti Vähäkainu @ 21 Feb 2015 5:07 User comments (2)

Windows Defender fights Superfish vulnerability Earlier this week it was revealed that Lenovo's consumer grade laptops have a serious security vulnerability via the Superfish software pre-installed by the manufacturer.
Lenovo responding to the criticism shortly after released an automatic removal tool and now Microsoft has joined the fight.

Microsoft has released an update to its Windows Defender software that will detect and remove the adware. The update was noted by a security professional Filippo Valsorda on Twitter today.

Superfish is a piece of software that adds adverts to your web browser. While the adverts are harmless – if annoying – the vulnerability in the program enabled hackers to launch a so called man-in-the-middle attack and potentially capture data from the victim's internet connection.k

You can check if you are affected by Superfish here.

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2 user comments

122.2.2015 10:03

we will now start seeing now strains of Superfish vulnerabilities come out thanks lenovo

222.2.2015 16:54

People don't disable Windows Defender like I do? :-)

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