As if governance surveillance wasn’t in the news enough these days, hardware vendors are more or less trusted. Hardware with Windows OEM versions are long known for coming with adware pre-installed. Lenovo comes into the limelight for having installed Adware, that comes with a certificate to allow “Man in the middle” attacks, intercept secure connections and insert adware into trusted brand sites. Having software from a company named Superfish installed is a nightmare for any consumer. That adware removes any trust in online content and Lenovo as a vendor.
via Marc’s Security Ramblings.