China’s Lenovo Group Ltd is in an awkward situation. It recently came out that Superfish, a piece of software that Lenovo had been pre-installing on consumer laptops, is malicious adware.
Superfish had been reported on Laptops as early as last June. However it wasn’t until Thursday, February 19th, that U.S.-based security research firm Errata Security declared Superfish malicious and dangerous to users. It is reported that the adware hijacks and opens encrypted connections, allowing hackers to eavesdrop.
This should be a warning to you – Even large, trusted companies can create dangerous situations regarding your personal information. Keep your computer clean and safe, and have it checked by professionals regularly!