“Earlier this week it was discovered that Dell had installed an insecure root certificate on some of their PCs, making it easy for attackers to impersonate secure websites, like banks, and intercept secure communications,” Rene Ritchie reports for iMore. “Dell has since apologized and supplied a tool to remove the certificate (deleting it wasn’t enough, of course, as Dell would automatically re-install it.”
“It may not be as bad as Lenovo, who was caught doing similar in order to inject their own advertising, and then caught again, but it’s not good,” Ritchie reports. “And it’s another sign that anyone who cares about the sanctity of their computer system would do well to consider buying a Mac.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’ve been shaking our heads for years as people waddle out of Best Buy with absolutely horrid Windows PC garbage. Anyone who’s still doing it today is either morbidly stupid or terminally deranged.
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