The internal ban has allegedly been in place since the mid-2000s "after intensive laboratory testing of its equipment allegedly documented "back-door" hardware and "firmware" vulnerabilities in Lenovo chips."
Lenovo has never gotten the required security certifications needed by most of the agencies, either.
Many of the exploits found could lead to backdoor/remote access by attackers.
There is, of course, the suspicion of China's ties to the world's biggest computer maker. China's Academy of Sciences is the majority shareholder of Legend Holdings, which in turn is Lenovo's largest shareholder.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Jul 2013 19:16