The Superfish adware was discovered in software pre-bundled with Lenovo laptops back in the end of 2014, leaving users open to eavesdropping from third parties and other similar attacks. At first it was thought that this was all this malware had affected, but security experts have discovered the bug is actually present elsewhere as ‘Superfish’ malware found in games and software.
Software that could have installed this ‘Superfish’ could be parental control software and independent researcher Marc Rogers has warned any parents who may have installed any software that controls what their kids can view on the internet, they should check immediately as to whether their computers are affected. Most anti-virus and anti-spyware programs should pick up the malware, but unfortunately it has been noted that Superfish can go undetected. A free online check has been made available for all those you think they may have been affected.
Research conducted by Facebook has found that over 6000 Facebook users were affected by SSL attacks since 2012, the kind that targets security certificates on web pages, those that enable safe and secure browsing. They found that the company Komodia brought Superfish into Lenovo laptops as part of third party applications. Since the revelation, Komodia have since suffered from various DDoS attacks themselves.
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