PC maker Dell now says it deeply regrets putting in what it says was an unintentional security issue in some of its laptops, including the Dell XPS 15. The problem was discovered earlier this week when users found a root certificate, eDellRoot, that could be used by hackers to enter any PC with that program if they found its private key.
In a statement posted late on Monday, Dell said:
Dell has posted a manual procedure on how to remove the root certificate from its PCs at its website. It will also push out a software update today that will automatically detect and remove the program. It pledges to remove the certificate from all future Dell systems.
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