Lenovo accused of lax security systems in its laptops, PCs: IOActive
Lenovo, the worldâ€™s largest personal computer and laptop maker is facing one issue after the other. Security firm IOActive says that the company is not very vigilant when it comes to security of the machines.
This is indeed a very serious accusation as it is not the first time that Chinese computer maker has been accused of not giving top priority to the security of its gadgets that people buy huge amont to buy.
One of the very well-known security firms IOActive has accused Lenovo that it was able to discover major vulnerabilities in the company’s update system.
A latest report in the leading tech blog The Verge says that the companyâ€™s update system could allow hackers to bypass validation checks, replace legitimate Lenovo programs with malicious software, and run commands from afar. The report goes on to add that security hole, along with others described by it, are present in Lenovo System Update 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions.
For the last several months the issue is refusing to die down. The vulnerabilities were first found by the security specialists back in February. The security firms brought the issues to Lenovo’s attention at the time in order to allow the Chinese firm to develop a fix. This was not the first time that the company faced such accusations. Lenovo had been accused of giving no importance to security in the past as well from security researchers who said the company pre-installed a virus-like software from a company called Superfish on consumer laptops that hijacked web connections and allowed them to be spied upon. This is indeed a serious issue.