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Dell security error widens as researchers dig deeper

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    The fallout from a serious security mistake made by Dell is widening, as security experts find more issues of concern.

    Researchers with Duo Security have found a second weak digital certificate in a new Dell laptop and evidence of another problematic one circulating.

    The issue started after it was discovered Dell shipped devices with a self-signed root digital certificate, eDellRoot, which is used to encrypt data traffic. But it installed the root certificate with the private encryption key included, a critical error that left many security experts aghast.

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