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Wally
24th November 2015, 07:21 PM
B U L L E T I N (ID: HKRI-A4KE8W)

All new Dell laptops and desktops shipped since August 2015 contain a serious security vulnerability that exposes users to online eavesdropping and malware attacks. Dell says it is prepping a fix for the issue, but experts say the threat may ultimately need to be stomped out by the major Web browser makers.

A malicious hacker could exploit this flaw on open, public networks (think WiFi hot-spots, coffee shops, airports) to impersonate any Web site to a Dell user, and to quietly intercept, read and modify all of a vulnerable Dell systemís Web traffic.

To address this, Dell is providing the customers with instructions to permanently remove the certificate from their systems: -> https://dellupdater.dell.com/Downloads/APP009/eDellRootCertRemovalInstructions.docx

Naughty Nigel
24th November 2015, 09:12 PM
B U L L E T I N (ID: HKRI-A4KE8W)

All new Dell laptops and desktops shipped since August 2015 contain a serious security vulnerability that exposes users to online eavesdropping and malware attacks.

Ooops! is this Windows 10 by any chance? :)