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PostSubject: Lenovo decodes encrypted customer data. Other vendors may do the same   Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:51 pm

Have a Lenovo computer? This might be a great time to reinstall your windows software from a clean windows disk... not supplied by Lenovo.

http://boingboing.net/2015/02/26/companies-should-never-try-to.html

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Lenovo's disgraceful use of Superfish to compromise its users' security is just the tip of the iceberg: everywhere we look, companies have decided that it's a good idea to sneakily subvert their users' encryption.

The public key infrastructure that underpins HTTPS is a delicate, highly engineered thing. Companies disable this encryption for stupid, short-sighted reasons (usually to insert ads), but in so doing, they open users to a broad spectrum of attacks, including bank fraud and health, legal and personal information leaks.

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