To help personalise content, tailor your experience and help us improve our services, Bisinfotech.com uses cookies.
By navigating our site, you agree to allow us to use cookies, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Lenovo to alleviate security concerns with free McAfee LiveSafe

Lenovo

The Chinese manufacture Lenovo has stated that, it will be offering free subscription to Intel security software to the customers who bought the laptops, which were shipped under a program called ‘Superfish’, which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks. The manufacturer has advised its customers to uninstall the Superfish program.

The US department of Homeland Security has suggested the removal of the program as it made the users vulnerable to what are known as SSL spoofing techniques that can enable remote attackers to read encrypted web traffic, steal credentials and perform other attacks.

As per the report from Reuters, Lenovo announced the offer to provide six-month subscriptions to Intel’s McAfee LiveSafe on Friday as it also disclosed plans to “significantly” reduce the amount of software that it ships with new computers. The pre-loaded program comprises of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, security products, Lenovo applications and programs ‘required’ to make unique hardware such as 3D cameras work well.

Reuters also reported, Adi Pinhas, chief executive of Palo Alto, California-based Superfish, said, in a statement last week that his company’s software helps users achieve more relevant search results based on images of products viewed. He said the vulnerability was “inadvertently” introduced by Israel-based Komodia, which built the application that Lenovo advised customers to uninstall.

Tags
Show More

BiS Team

BIS Infotech is a vivid one stop online source protracting all the exclusive affairs of the Consumer and Business Technology. We have well accomplished on delivering expert views, reviews, and stories empowering millions with impartial and nonpareil opinions. Technology has become an inexorable part of our daily lifestyle and with BIS Infotech expertise, millions of intriguers everyday are finding for itself a crony hangout zone.

Related Articles