The Superfish Saga Continues - Lenovo Launches Removal Code
Let’s not kid ourselves here - the Lenovo Superfish scandal is a PR disaster of Biblical proportions. Yesterday, the story unfolded further as the PC maker, with its proverbial tail between its legs, issued an official apology - some may call it half-hearted, some may not, but what’s done is done and Lenovo is in full-on damage control mode as of this writing. In the company’s latest Superfish-related update, the company promised that it would issue a fix for the insidious adware, hopefully appeasing at least some disgruntled customers. But has it actually delivered on that promise?
In a statement released late last night, Lenovo admitted that it “did not know about this potential security vulnerability until yesterday.” The company added once again that it is aware that Superfish “was our miss,” and that it will “do better in the future.” That all said, the statement added that Lenovo is working closely with antivirus maker McAfee and Microsoft for the latter companies to have Superfish quarantined, or better yet, done away with completely. Lenovo noted that the “action has already started,” and that it “will automatically fix the vulnerability even for users who are not currently aware of the problem.”