USB can be an effective and simple route to infection.
Monitoring tools can be used for legitimate and malicious purposes.
When the issue of Lenovo's pre-installed SSL-breaking Superfish adware first gained widespread media recognition, the company's CTO Peter Hortensius tried to do some damage control and stated that the adware posed no security risk for users.
The overwhelming majority of information security professionals believe end users are their biggest security headache, largely due to their tendency to click on suspicious and malicious e-mails and URLs, according to Bromium.
After the recent revelation that Lenovo has been shipping some of it laptops with pre-installed adware that's also breaking the security of secure connections by using self-signed MITM SSL certificates, the company has attempted to minimize the fallout by reiterating the initial explanation about why they did it: to help their customers.
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