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Lenovo poisoned its own PCs with Superfish adware

Computer maker Lenovo preinstalled adware that security researchers say leaves owners vulnerable to hackers. But there's a way to get rid of it. Also, Samsung has a new weapon against Apple Pay after acquiring LoopPay.

What Levono put on its PCs goes beyond bloatware.

The computer manufacturer pre-installed adware on its own computers. The adware, Visual Discovery by Superfish, not only puts extra ads in your browser, but also opens a backdoor for hackers to spy on your browsing and steal personal data. CNET Update explains the adware and what it takes to remove it:

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Also in this tech-news roundup, learn about Samsung's purchase of LoopPay and how it could give Samsung an advantage in the mobile payments battle against Apple.

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Lenovo poisoned its own PCs with Superfish adware