Security researchers find 'massive risk' in Lenovo computers

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  1. hawki

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    "...Security firm IOActive has revealed that in February its researchers warned Lenovo about flaws in its software that potentially allowed remote attackers to bypass signature validation checks and replace Lenovo applications with more malicious apps. These weaknesses could also lead to attackers obtaining greater control over a system than they should have..."

    http://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/item/41921-security-researchers-find

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    Oops-Sorry if this a dupe:May be yesterday's news.

    '''Lenovo acknowledged the findings and urged users to download a patch to resolve the issues.

    The news follows revelations about pre-installed adware on Lenovo systems.
    The vulnerabilities were discovered by researchers at security firm IOActive, who alerted Lenovo to them in February this year.

    The patch was released in April, but the researchers' findings were only made public this week..."

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32607618
     
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