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Dell puts privacy at risk with dangerous root certificate

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 23, 2015.

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    Dell has come under fire for shipping PCs with a pre-installed trusted root certificate that can be used to compromise the security of encrypted HTTPS connections. The issue is similar to one Lenovo customers faced after the company shipped their systems with the Adware known as Superfish.

    The Lenovo issue gained a good deal of attention, and led to safer systems for consumers. However, six months after the Lenovo incident, Dell started using a trusted root certificate with similar problems called eDellRoot.

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