Windows Defender fights Superfish vulnerability

Windows Defender fights Superfish vulnerability
Earlier this week it was revealed that Lenovo's consumer grade laptops have a serious security vulnerability via the Superfish software pre-installed by the manufacturer.

Lenovo responding to the criticism shortly after released an automatic removal tool and now Microsoft has joined the fight.

Microsoft has released an update to its Windows Defender software that will detect and remove the adware. The update was noted by a security professional Filippo Valsorda on Twitter today.

Superfish is a piece of software that adds adverts to your web browser. While the adverts are harmless – if annoying – the vulnerability in the program enabled hackers to launch a so called man-in-the-middle attack and potentially capture data from the victim's internet connection.k

You can check if you are affected by Superfish here.




Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 21 Feb 2015 17:07
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  • 2 comments
  • chefdamo

    we will now start seeing now strains of Superfish vulnerabilities come out thanks lenovo

    22.2.2015 10:03 #1

  • xnonsuchx

    People don't disable Windows Defender like I do? :-)

    22.2.2015 16:54 #2

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