Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle


Lenovo has settled the case brought by the FTC and 32 states over its Superfish software and the security it broke with its own lax practices. The company faces no significant penalty for its actions.

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Shades of Superfish: Lenovo begs users to uninstall its own software due to massive security flaws

Fifteen months after Superfish, Lenovo still hasn’t learned its lesson. The company’s latest hardware is still shipping with critical security flaws, and the company is still trying to protect itself by claiming it only affects its consumer product lines, not business or enterprise.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229788-shades-of-superfish-lenovo-begs-users-to-uninstall-its-own-crapware-due-to-massive-security-flaws

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How Lenovo is succeeding despite a shrinking market for PCs

Lenovo's Suite at CES is always chock full of innovative new products
Despite a shrinking PC market, Lenovo has found ways to grow and expand by focusing on its core customers in the enterprise with a broad range of products

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/221043-how-lenovo-is-succeeding-despite-a-shrinking-market-for-pcs

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HP abandons low-end Android tablets to focus on profitability with iPad-like prices

Article Image HP, the world’s third largest PC and tablet maker in unit volumes behind Lenovo and Apple, is exiting the low-end tablet market to focus on smaller volumes of higher-end products priced similar to iPad.

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Dell laptops may have a Lenovo Superfish-size security problem

New data suggests that Dell, like Lenovo, may have been shipping compromised systems for the past few months. Research on the size and scope of the flaws is still ongoing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/218437-dell-laptops-may-have-a-lenovo-superfish-size-security-problem

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Lenovo folds smartphone unit under Motorola, plans to streamline mobile portfolio

Apple competitor Lenovo on Thursday confirmed that it will shuffle all of its smartphone operations — including design and manufacturing — under its Motorola banner, and eventually shut down Lenovo Mobile entirely.

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HTC, Lenovo announce job cuts as losses mount in smartphone market battle

Asian tech heavyweights HTC and Lenovo have revealed plans to slash their respective workforces and restructure their mobile phone units, moves designed to stem financial losses as the companies struggle to compete in the global mobile marketplace.

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Lenovo laptops can reinstall bundled crapware, even if you load a retail copy of Windows

Lenovo is back in the news again, this time for shipping laptops that would reinstall an OEM’s bundled software — even if you dropped a fresh copy of Windows on the machine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/212074-lenovo-laptops-can-reinstall-bundled-crapware-even-if-you-load-a-retail-copy-of-windows

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Lenovo wants your help to decide if it should make this sweet retro ThinkPad

Lenovo is kicking it old school (maybe). The company is gauging consumer interest in a retro- ThinkPad design with updated hardware and classic styling

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/209010-lenovo-wants-your-help-to-decide-if-it-should-make-this-sweet-retro-thinkpad

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Not so Superfish-al: Lenovo still shipping infected systems as customers grapple with removal

When Lenovo said it was sorry about shipping Superfish, it apparently didn’t mean “Sorry enough to remove it from on-store-shelf systems.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/200731-not-so-superfish-al-lenovo-still-shipping-infected-systems-as-customers-grapple-with-removal

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Lenovo promises bloatware-free PCs, free McAfee subscriptions for Superfish victims

Lenovo has released its plans for how it will make amends to the consumers whose data it exposed. How about a six month subscription to McAfee?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/199997-lenovo-promises-bloatware-free-pcs-free-mcafee-subscriptions-for-superfish-victims

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Lenovo falls on its sword as Superfish impact spreads

Further details from Lenovo on the Superfish disasterware have revealed how the product slipped through their approval process — and pointed to other programs using the same badly broken Komodia software.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/199843-lenovo-falls-on-its-sword-as-superfish-impact-spreads

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Lenovo officially responds to Superfish, releases list of affected systems

Lenovo has continued to “evolve” its messaging on the ongoing Superfish crisis, but the company is still dodging responsibility. It has, however, released a list of systems that “may” be affected.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/199628-lenovo-officially-responds-to-superfish-releases-list-of-affected-systems

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How to uninstall Lenovo’s Superfish malware and re-secure your system

If you bought a consumer Lenovo laptop in the past six to eight months, you may have ended up with an unwelcome addition. Here’s how to kill the Superfish malware — and prevent it from hijacking your browser sessions or exposing your private data.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/199565-how-to-uninstall-lenovos-superfish-malware-and-re-secure-your-system

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Lenovo bundled adware on some laptops, leaves users with staggering security vulnerabilities

Chinese PC maker Lenovo has found itself in the middle of a public relations disaster, following revelations that it sold a number of notebook computers with pre-installed software that hijacks users’ browser sessions to inject customized advertisements and seriously degrades the security of encrypted connections.

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Will Motorola Mobility be a Home Run for Lenovo?

Lenovo is one computer maker that seems to be bucking the trend. In recent years they’ve continued to grow while others struggle. Smartphone growth suddenly seems to be a point of interest for Lenovo, which recently acquired Motorola Mobility from Google. It’s still too early to pronounce Lenovo a big winner in smartphones from this acquisition, but to date, things are looking good. Lenovo says they expect the smartphone side of their business to account for roughly 30 percent of revenue in the next 12 months.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81683.html?rss=1

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IBM unveils new Power8 servers in last-gasp effort to battle Intel’s x86 dominion

IBM Power8 die shot, high res
Just two days after jettisoning its last Intel/x86-oriented division to Lenovo, IBM has unveiled the first servers based on the new Power8 CPU architecture. Somewhat unusually, IBM’s press release directly attacks both Intel’s “closed and proprietary” way of doing business and its products (IBM says Power8-based systems are nearly 20% better on price-performance than x86-based systems). Is IBM all bark and no bite? Or does the Power8 architecture and and OpenPower Foundation (which now has 59 members) actually stand a chance against Intel’s server monopoly? Let’s dive in and take a closer a look.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/191453-ibm-unveils-new-power8-servers-in-last-gasp-effort-to-battle-intels-x86-dominion

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