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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

Built back doors!!!
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=lenovo+backdoor+vulnerability&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:49 AM

also with NetGear routers..... consumer beware.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:45 PM

Apparently it has been fixed in the later series, I checked it out says 6500 NG's had the problem not sure about Linksys.  Check your system below.

 

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

any information taken from grc.com should have a very liberal sprinkling of salt.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:58 PM

I think anyone who installs windows on their system already has backdoors built in, just sayin.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:51 AM

True on both point but something is better than nothing!

 

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I think anyone who installs windows on their system already has backdoors built in, just sayin.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:45 PM

As to the OP....Lenovo PCs banned by CIA and MI5 over alleged backdoors, report claims - Techworld.com

By John E Dunn | Techworld | Published: 13:22, 30 July 2013

 

The reports come from Australian Financial Review which said it had spoken to unidentified sources citing the discovery of “back-door hardware and firmware vulnerabilities” in Lenovo’s chipsets and firmware dating back to the time Lenovo acquired IBM’s PC division in 2005.

 

Update: The Australian Department of Defence later issued a short statement denying the claims regarding Lenovo.

"This reporting is factually incorrect. There is no Department of Defence ban on the Lenovo Company or their computer products; either for classified or unclassified systems," it read.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:36 PM

One of my machines at the moment is a newer Lenovo. It is not very good at all... required a LOT of configuring and chopping to make it work. Even now it is unhappy with what I'm making it do. I may just palm the thing off to another department and get a new one. (HP seems to be the best at the moment).






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