"Don't Panic, says malware-pusher, Superfish never swam on ThinkPads, servers or arrays"
Lenovo's chief technology officer Peter Hortensius has issued another statement on how the company plans to handle Superfish.
The missive explains that Lenovo has worked with anti-virus vendors to get their products flattening Superfish whenever a PC starts up and issued a removal tool.
Hortensius says Lenovo is now "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."
He can't say what those actions will be for now, but says the company is "exploring a wide range of options that include":
Continued : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/24/give_us_a_week_to_clean_the_superfish_begs_lenovo_cto/
Related: Still smarting from HTTPS-busting Superfish debacle, Lenovo says sorry
Included in the first post listed (under Related) in yesterday's News Thread:
Superfish spyware not limited to Lenovo laptops
"In the last 24 hours, researchers have also discovered that the Komodia technology which allowed the Superfish application to monitor what were meant to be private conversations online, is being used much more widely and is present on millions of more PCs.
According to security researcher Marc Rogers, Komodia uses the same framework for many products including parental control software made by Qustodio and Komodia's own Keep My Family Secure parental control software which promises to protect children when surfing online."
⇒ So what does this actually mean?
It means that the problem is not limited to the Lenovo laptops sold between October and December 2014 which had Superfish pre-installed. "It means that anyone who has come into contact with a Komodia product, or who has had some sort of Parental Control software installed on their computer should probably check to see if they are affected," Rogers said.
⇒ If you think you might be affected, there is any easy way to check if your system is vulnerable. Just visit this website and if you see a Yes, then it might be time to consider removing the offending piece of software.
Continued : http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/superfish-spyware-not-limited-lenovo-laptops-1488859
Note Filippo Valsorda's online "Superfish, Komodia, PrivDog Vulnerability Test" included in the last sentence.