Bug found in Dell PCs shipped since 8/15

Virus Icon2An article on the well-known security blog, Krebs On Security discusses a flaw found in Dell PCs shipped since August 2015 that could be exploited by a hacker to intercept, read and modify web traffic. The problem is caused by a certificate installed on the machines called “eDellRoot”.

Dell is in the process of removing the certificate from new machines and has instructions available to users on how to permanently remove it if their system is  affected.

The article also has a link that can be used by Dell users to see if they are running a vulnerable system. Click this link to read the article.

 

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