Windows 10: Dell in hot water again as second 'Superfish' root certificate surface

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       25 Nov 2015 #1

    Dell in hot water again as second 'Superfish' root certificate surface

    But wait folks...there's even more good news....

    Dell customers have turned up a second root certificate installed on some Dell machines, which could make them easy prey for malicious attacks on public Wi-Fi networks.

    The second problematic root certificate is called DSDTestProvider. Its discovery follows yesterday's removal by Dell of the dangerous eDellroot certificate from affected Dell PCs.

    With DSDTestProvider, once again a Dell support feature has inadvertently exposed customers to attacks that would be trivial to exploit. It is the same security blunder made by rival Lenovo in February with its Superfish adware.

    Carnegie Mellon University CERT has warned
    that the DSDTestProvider certificate, which includes the private key, allows an attacker to create trusted certificates and perform impersonation, man-in-the-middle (MiTM) and passive-decryption attacks.
    Dell in hot water again as second 'Superfish' root certificate surfaces | ZDNet

    Second Dell Root Certificate Problem Discovered; How To Check For And Remove eDellRoot And DSDTestProvider Security Risks
    Last edited by Borg 386; 25 Nov 2015 at 14:00.
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