Why is Superfish so dangerous? Superfish snoops in on your web browsing and secretly slips ads into webpages. But the really dangerous part is that it's pre-installed with root certificate authority, which allows it to impersonate any server's security certificate.
If this certificate is compromised by hackers, you could be tricked into logging in to a fake website and giving hackers your password. Because of Superfish, any of your accounts—including encrypted bank accounts—could be easily compromised.
Which computers are affected? According to Lenovo, Superfish may have been pre-installed
on the following models:
- G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45, G40-80
- S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S435, S20-30, S20-30Touch
- U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch
- Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70, Y40-80, Y70-70
- Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70, Z70-80
- Edge 15
- Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 Pro, Flex 10
- MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11, MIIX 3 1030
- YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11, YOGA3 Pro
What's next? 'Smart appliances' (clothes washer, dryer, refrig, TV's) that spy on you with with microphones collected by 'smart' utility meters transmitted to central collections centers...oh wait we already have that. Please, stop, stop, stop, trusting corporations and govts with data.