One more piece of malware adware has been thrust into the spotlight, one that also breaks HTTPS connections, but is arguably worse than Superfish, which was pre-installed on new Lenovo laptops manufactured at the tail end of 2014.
Experts reported that malvertising installs its own certificate and breaks SSL connections by creating a man-in-the-middle vulnerability that can be exploited by anyone to sniff traffic. Superfish makes Lenovo PCs vulnerable to malware and malicious attacks by pre-loading the adware. However, a new malware adware doesn’t contain the exact vulnerability as Superfish, it likely presents a bigger mess for users.Read more
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