Lenovo CTO issues open letter on Superfish; talks future security plans

Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius has issued an open letter today concerning the Superfish software that the company pre-loaded onto some of its notebooks in the latter end of 2014. While a large portion of the letter is dedicated to steps the company has already taken to stop pre-loading the software and help customers remove it form their machines, Hortensius also details steps that the Lenovo is taking to address security issues and software vulnerabilities in the future.

Says Hortensius:

Now, we are in the midst of developing a concrete plan to address software vulnerabilities and security with defined actions that we will share by the end of the week. What I can say about this today is that we are exploring a wide range of options that include:

  • creating a cleaner PC image (the operating system and software that is on your device right out of the box);

  • working directly with users, privacy/security experts and others to create the right preload strategy quickly;

  • and soliciting and assessing the opinions of even our harshest critics in evaluating our products going-forward.

This follows a statement by Hortensius late last week in which he admitted that Lenovo 'messed up' by pre-installing Superfish on its laptops.

To check out the full statement from Hortensius, be sure to check out the source link below.

Source: Lenovo

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