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Topic review - Rogue Root CA breach: Lenovo, Dell, HP?
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  Post subject:  Re: Rogue Root CA breach: Lenovo, Dell, HP?  Reply with quote
Windows Defender removes the Dell Rogue, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/26 ... _defender/
Post Posted: 27 Nov 2015, 20:26
  Post subject:  Another Dell Rogue Root CA breach  Reply with quote
Here's another Dell rk, article here.
Post Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 21:06
  Post subject:  Re: Rogue Root CA breach: Lenovo, Dell, HP?  Reply with quote
Well all new machines are UEFI compliant now (and most allow the firmware to behave as the legacy BIOS since UEFI typically doesn't like to boot into MBR but rather GPT). Windows did automatically partition itself as MBR on my UEFI tower, and the BIOS kept complaining about that.
The certificate key issue is exclusive to the operating system pre-installs. So if you reinstall Windows the vulnerability is gone. Alternatively you can edit the certificate but your average joe won't know how.

I would recommend installing Windows fresh on any Dell or Lenovo anyways.

Windows 7 is still being sold, we've been rolling out lots of Windows 7 computers.
Post Posted: 23 Nov 2015, 09:31
  Post subject:  Rogue Root CA breach: Lenovo, Dell, HP?  Reply with quote
Techworm articleon the Superfish debacle allegedly being repeated in Dell et alia. Since these concern UEFI machines, technically this should fall under 'Computer Stuff', as could apply to Win8 (which is still being sold) or 10.

Opine? Elaborate? Dispute?
Post Posted: 23 Nov 2015, 08:10

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