Alert level: Severe
Microsoft security softwaredetects and removes this application, known as "Superfish", fromLenovodevices.
The version of Superfish pre-installed on some Lenovo devices is known to install a trusted root certificate for which the private key and password is publically known. This can make your PC vulnerable tospoofingattacks.
The certificate can be exploited usingphishingorman-in-the-middleattacks to decrypt, modify, or spoof websites, such as banking, social media, or email websites. This could allow a malicious hacker to steal your user names, passwords, and confidential data. They could also carry out transactions without your knowledge, even when it seems like you have a secure browser connection to a website....
Artikelnummer: 4028072 – Letzte Überarbeitung: 01.08.2017 – Revision: 1