Lenovo Adware Class Action Lawsuit

Lenovo’s Superfish nightmare looks like it’s about to get even worse

By on February 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Lenovo’s Superfish nightmare looks like it’s about to get even worse

There was no other way for this to end — Wites & Kapetan, a law firm in Lighthouse Point, Florida, is officially investigating the Lenovo Superfish adware scandal that has dominated headlines throughout the technology world this week. We’ve written about the adware multiple times already, but this is the first we’re hearing about a potential class action lawsuit. More →

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Lenovo Superfish Adware Scandal

Interview with Lenovo’s CTO will scare anyone still thinking of buying a Lenovo product

By on February 25, 2015 at 2:19 PM.

Interview with Lenovo’s CTO will scare anyone still thinking of buying a Lenovo product

I’ve long wondered which would be worse for Lenovo — if the company decided to install the Superfish adware onto its machines despite knowing its potential to be a major security vulnerability, or if it really had no clue about the risks involved with this kind of software. A New York Times interview with Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius has now left me hoping that Lenovo has just been lying about its foreknowledge of Superfish’s capabilities because the alternative is just too scary. More →

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Lenovo Adware Affected Applications

Lenovo’s adware disaster is even worse than we thought

By on February 23, 2015 at 2:45 PM.

Lenovo’s adware disaster is even worse than we thought

News broke late last week that Lenovo had been shipping laptops with man-in-the-middle adware preinstalled which could hijack HTTPS traffic and insert its own ads onto websites that users were visiting.

This major security threat was initially found lurking in just two pieces of software on Lenovo’s computers, but the number rose dramatically over the weekend as Ars Technica reports security researchers discovered more applications riddled with adware. As of Sunday, at least 14 applications have been found to use the technology which puts users at risk. More →

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How To Remove Lenovo Adware Microsoft

Microsoft just nuked Lenovo’s adware so you hopefully don’t have to

By on February 20, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Microsoft just nuked Lenovo’s adware so you hopefully don’t have to

Lenovo has been justifiably catching a lot of grief this week for preloading dangerous adware called Superfish onto its computers that hijacks HTTPS traffic to inject ads onto encrypted websites. While there are plenty of ways to remove this obnoxious adware yourself, Neowin reports that Microsoft may have just done the job for you. More →

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Lenovo PC Adware Scandal Response

Lenovo finally admits its sleazy adware ploy put its own customers at risk of being hacked

By on February 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

Lenovo finally admits its sleazy adware ploy put its own customers at risk of being hacked

After news broke this week that Lenovo was putting dangerous adware on its computers, the company responded by removing the offending software from new machines and disabling it on the computers it had already shipped with. The company also insisted that the adware posed no security risks to any of its customers, a statement that was met with incredulity by security experts. However, the company has now admitted that installing Superfish onto its computers opened up big security holes that it’s now scrambling to fix.

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How To Remove Superfish

How to find out if Superfish infected your computer – and what to do about it

By on February 20, 2015 at 10:05 AM.

How to find out if Superfish infected your computer – and what to do about it

If you follow anything having to do with tech on the Internet, you have undoubtedly read something about Superfish in the past 24 hours. In a nutshell, Lenovo sold tons of computers with software called Superfish Visual Discovery pre-installed. Lenovo has been selling computers preloaded with Superfish for the past two years, and the software is supposed to help serve alternative, image-heavy ads in Google search results.

As it turns out, however, Superfish is a pretty frightening piece of adware. More →

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Lenovo PC Adware Scandal

How Lenovo single-handedly lit its reputation on fire this week

By on February 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

How Lenovo single-handedly lit its reputation on fire this week

We’ve seen plenty of companies score own goals over the years, but this one is still quite a doozy. PCWorld reports that security researchers recently discovered that Lenovo has been shipping its new computers with man-in-the-middle adware installed that hijacks HTTPS traffic to inject its own ads onto encrypted sites. More →

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Lenovo Motorola Merger Sales

Lenovo’s decision to buy Motorola is actually starting to make sense

By on February 3, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Lenovo’s decision to buy Motorola is actually starting to make sense

There was a lot of head scratching when Lenovo decided to take Motorola off Google’s hands, especially since the iconic phone manufacturer had become a complete financial albatross. However, one year later the deal is starting to look much better and Lenovo because its newest smartphones have sold much better than expected in China. More →

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Lenovo CES 2015 Laptops Tablets

Lenovo unveiled a bunch of great looking laptops and tablets at CES 2015 – here are the details

By on January 6, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

Lenovo unveiled a bunch of great looking laptops and tablets at CES 2015 – here are the details

Lenovo is seemingly trying to overwhelm us with new laptops and tablets at CES 2015, as it’s unveiled more than 10 different computers at this week’s big trade show. Below we’ve picked out what look like five of the most promising Lenovo tablets and laptops and have provided pictures of them along with Lenovo’s own description of each device. In all, 2015 looks like a terrific year for anyone buying a new Lenovo PC. More →

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MacBook Air Vs Windows

Video: Microsoft fires shots at Apple yet again in its latest ad

By on November 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Video: Microsoft fires shots at Apple yet again in its latest ad

Microsoft is back to its old tricks again. The company still seems to be holding a grudge from back in the days of Apple’s “I’m a Mac” ad campaign, and it targets Apple every chance it gets in its various advertisements and marketing efforts. Last week, Microsoft informed us that its cheap $100 Lumia phone and a bunch of bundled accessories and services are a better buy than Apple’s iPhone 6, and now Microsoft is back to convince us that Lenovo’s latest ultra-thin Windows laptop is a better machine than the MacBook Air. More →

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Motorola Lenovo Acquisition Response

The biggest reason Android fans should be happy Lenovo bought Motorola

By on October 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

The biggest reason Android fans should be happy Lenovo bought Motorola

If you were worried that Motorola changing hands after its recent $2.9 billion acquisition by Lenovo would affect its products in any meaningful way: don’t be. Motorola has managed to avoid much of the bloatware and the unwanted features that have pervaded phones from other vendors, and it’s going to stay that way. That’s the message Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh wanted to convey in a recent blog post on the Motorola blog. More →

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Lenovo BlackBerry Merger Rumor

New rumor claims Lenovo will try to buy BlackBerry as soon as this week

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

New rumor claims Lenovo will try to buy BlackBerry as soon as this week

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — or actually, don’t bother because we know you’ve heard this one before. One of Benzinga’s sources claims that Lenovo is once again looking to buy Canadian smartphone pioneer BlackBerry, despite the fact that such talks reportedly went nowhere last year due to security concerns raised by both the Canadian and American governments. More →

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Sales

It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

By on July 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

It looks like Microsoft was smart to scrap the Surface mini

And now we see another good reason for Microsoft to not release the Surface mini tablet. ITWorld reports that Lenovo has already stopped selling its two smaller Windows-based tablets in the United States because there simply isn’t any demand for them. The decision comes to yank the smaller Windows tablets even though both of them — the ThinkPad 8 and the Miix 2 — haven’t even been out for a year. More →

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