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Second security flaw leaves Dell PC users vulnerable to hackers:Inquirer.net


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 10:34 PM

DELL ISN'T HAVING A GOOD WEEK.A second root certificate has been found on its PCs and laptops, that could leave users' personal information vulnerable to hackers.

The second certificate, called DSDTestProvider, is installed by an application called Dell System Detect (DSD), which users are prompted to download and install when they visit the Dell support website. 

Carnegie Mellon University CERT said in an advisory that the flaw allows hackers to create trusted certificates and impersonate sites and launch man-in-the-middle attacks.

 

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:35 PM

Microsoft reacted to this and updated Windows Defender (and Microsoft Security Essentials) to remove that rogue certificate :)

http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-defender-removes-potentially-dangerous-dell-certificate/

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