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BEWARE!! Chinese Laptop maker "LENOVO" caught installing spyware AGAIN!!

 
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BEWARE!! Chinese Laptop maker "LENOVO" caught installing spyware AGAIN!!
Lenovo in the News Again for Installing Spyware on Its Machines.

Gadget.ndtv Sept 25, 2015

"The Chinese technology conglomerate is back in news, this time for allegedly installing a program on at least some of its refurbished notebook lineup that is programmed to send users' feedback data to Lenovo. Upon further inspection, the program seems to have an association with a third-party marketing and Web analytics firm."

[link to m.gadgets.ndtv.com]

The 3rd party company the article mentions is Omniture. The were acquired by Adobe. When I typed in "Omniture.com" this is actually what comes up.
[link to www.adobe.com]

So Adobe has gone from artists fav to evil corporation. If you have a lenovo please read the article because it mentions where the spyware is located in your machine!
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you do know lenovo is ibm right?
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09/28/2015 07:05 PM
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09/28/2015 07:21 PM
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It's not a bug, it's a feature!!!
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09/28/2015 07:26 PM
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Its the Chinese. What do you expect?
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09/28/2015 07:30 PM
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My last laptop was a Lenovo.. I thought it ran AutoCAD pretty well.

So youre saying the Chinese were watching and stealing my kitchen designs?

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09/28/2015 07:37 PM
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you do know lenovo is ibm right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2817935


No...IBM sold their personal PC division to Lenovo.
 Quoting: Chip


i stand corrected, sorry
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09/28/2015 07:49 PM
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Who isn't spying on you these days to 'enhance your experience'?
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I actually like my Lenovo notebook, but I always reformat and install my own software. Of course, I do that with any computer I acquire instead of build. Used to be just because I hate bloatware, but now there are many other reasons, as well.
More deplorable all the time.
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09/28/2015 07:56 PM
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you do know lenovo is ibm right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2817935


No...IBM sold their personal PC division to Lenovo.
 Quoting: Chip


They make a decent enough computer, but their service and warranty department suck ballz...

And try finding parts for some of that shit...OMG!!!
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09/28/2015 08:19 PM
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My last laptop was a Lenovo.. I thought it ran AutoCAD pretty well.

So youre saying the Chinese were watching and stealing my kitchen designs?

kimdoopit
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 47868319


That's what they were stealing, but no doubt it was not all they were watching?
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09/28/2015 08:20 PM
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Just install a fresh OS on top of it.. Problem solved.
And disable remote capability from the Bios.
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09/28/2015 08:26 PM
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nothing compares to windows itself and all the 'social networks' when it comes to spying

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I got Lenovo
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but I slapped Linux on it
all the way 0% windoze

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you do know lenovo is ibm right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2817935


No...IBM sold their personal PC division to Lenovo.
 Quoting: Chip


^^ this.

...and the Lenovo chips have built in Chinese malware.


Spy agencies reportedly have a long-standing ban on Lenovo PCs due to back-door vulnerabilities

[link to thenextweb.com]

2006
US government restricts China PCs
"A Chinese government agency owns 28 percent of Lenovo..,"
[link to news.bbc.co.uk]
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09/28/2015 08:48 PM
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Lol. I know this former neighbor on my street working for Lenovo... ended up buying million dollar house recently. Nice upgrade from pretty good 400K house.
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09/28/2015 09:13 PM
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Who isn't spying on you these days to 'enhance your experience'?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 67485853


This^
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you do know lenovo is ibm right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2817935


No...IBM sold their personal PC division to Lenovo.
 Quoting: Chip


^^ this.

...and the Lenovo chips have built in Chinese malware.


Spy agencies reportedly have a long-standing ban on Lenovo PCs due to back-door vulnerabilities

[link to thenextweb.com]

2006
US government restricts China PCs
"A Chinese government agency owns 28 percent of Lenovo..,"
[link to news.bbc.co.uk]
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater



What a bunch of tards. Majority of Lenovo models are sold with intel cpus. If there is any spying it is with the CPUs and its associated enhance technology such as anti theft and built in 3g.

As for firmwares. YOu can easily hack and mod them.
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09/28/2015 09:25 PM

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you do know lenovo is ibm right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2817935


No...IBM sold their personal PC division to Lenovo.
 Quoting: Chip


^^ this.

...and the Lenovo chips have built in Chinese malware.


Spy agencies reportedly have a long-standing ban on Lenovo PCs due to back-door vulnerabilities

[link to thenextweb.com]

2006
US government restricts China PCs
"A Chinese government agency owns 28 percent of Lenovo..,"
[link to news.bbc.co.uk]
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater



What a bunch of tards. Majority of Lenovo models are sold with intel cpus. If there is any spying it is with the CPUs and its associated enhance technology such as anti theft and built in 3g.

As for firmwares. YOu can easily hack and mod them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43739192


I'm sure those machines present as having Intel lol
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Eye was looking back to see if you were looking back to see, if eye was ad infinitum. manhole5
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09/28/2015 09:34 PM
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Re: BEWARE!! Chinese Laptop maker "LENOVO" caught installing spyware AGAIN!!
Lenovo in the News Again for Installing Spyware on Its Machines.

Gadget.ndtv Sept 25, 2015

"The Chinese technology conglomerate is back in news, this time for allegedly installing a program on at least some of its refurbished notebook lineup that is programmed to send users' feedback data to Lenovo. Upon further inspection, the program seems to have an association with a third-party marketing and Web analytics firm."

[link to m.gadgets.ndtv.com]

The 3rd party company the article mentions is Omniture. The were acquired by Adobe. When I typed in "Omniture.com" this is actually what comes up.
[link to www.adobe.com]

So Adobe has gone from artists fav to evil corporation. If you have a lenovo please read the article because it mentions where the spyware is located in your machine!
 Quoting: Raikoh


As if the US Government does not have spyware installed on American computer laptop brands. Geeeeeze!

P.S.
Less I forget the NSA files ever where you go on the web and complete catalog of all your communications.
You live in land of Oz or what!
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09/28/2015 09:35 PM
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Re: BEWARE!! Chinese Laptop maker "LENOVO" caught installing spyware AGAIN!!
you do know lenovo is ibm right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2817935


No...IBM sold their personal PC division to Lenovo.
 Quoting: Chip


^^ this.

...and the Lenovo chips have built in Chinese malware.


Spy agencies reportedly have a long-standing ban on Lenovo PCs due to back-door vulnerabilities

[link to thenextweb.com]

2006
US government restricts China PCs
"A Chinese government agency owns 28 percent of Lenovo..,"
[link to news.bbc.co.uk]
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater



What a bunch of tards. Majority of Lenovo models are sold with intel cpus.
If there is any spying it is with the CPUs and its associated enhance technology such as anti theft and built in 3g.

As for firmwares. YOu can easily hack and mod them.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43739192


Oh really?

So mom, pop and sis are going to be writing new BIOS and CONTROLLER CHIP code?
...and the big corporations are going to be doing that too?

cocool
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09/28/2015 09:38 PM
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Any really computer savvy people on here? I was wondering, with all the competing spyware on these systems, which one is priority? I mean, with Windows MS spying, facebook spying, google spying, NSA backdoors, and now Chinese back doors, it must look like a WWE cage match in the code as all these things work to sell you out.
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you do know lenovo is ibm right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2817935


No...IBM sold their personal PC division to Lenovo.
 Quoting: Chip


^^ this.

...and the Lenovo chips have built in Chinese malware.


Spy agencies reportedly have a long-standing ban on Lenovo PCs due to back-door vulnerabilities

[link to thenextweb.com]

2006
US government restricts China PCs
"A Chinese government agency owns 28 percent of Lenovo..,"
[link to news.bbc.co.uk]
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


well that explains why the state stopped buying them
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you do know lenovo is ibm right?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2817935


No...IBM sold their personal PC division to Lenovo.
 Quoting: Chip


And servers too.
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09/28/2015 11:10 PM
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So Adobe has gone from artists fav to evil corporation.
 Quoting: Raikoh


Are you just figuring this out??! Imagine working for a graphics publishing firm where you are at the sole mercy of these asshats and their gay subscription model overloaded authentication scheme.
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09/28/2015 11:15 PM
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Re: BEWARE!! Chinese Laptop maker "LENOVO" caught installing spyware AGAIN!!
First thing you do when you buy a new or refurbished computer is wipe the HD and do a clean install of the OS (I don't recommend anything later than Windows 7 if you must use Windows.)

Also, Microsoft has recently updated Windows 7 and Windows 8 with many of the spy features of Windows 10. There are numerous updates you should not install or should uninstall if you want to avoid those.

Again, overall I wouldn't recommend Windows, but I know some people don't have the time to learn a new OS or need the features of Windows.
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09/28/2015 11:42 PM
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First thing you do when you buy a new or refurbished computer is wipe the HD and do a clean install of the OS (I don't recommend anything later than Windows 7 if you must use Windows.)

Also, Microsoft has recently updated Windows 7 and Windows 8 with many of the spy features of Windows 10. There are numerous updates you should not install or should uninstall if you want to avoid those.

Again, overall I wouldn't recommend Windows, but I know some people don't have the time to learn a new OS or need the features of Windows.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 70375150


A lot of people require the features of Windows because a lot of software won't work without Windows. Autocad, Photoshop, A LOT OF ENGINEERING PROGRAMS (Including PLC programming software), etc. Hell, even Siemens and their God forsaken software that requires specifically Windows 7 Pro or it won't work (Why I stopped using Siemens anywhere I can). So much stuff designed to run in Windows.

And you know what the sad part is? A lot of these softwares used to run in a Unix environment. Autocad was purposely designed to run in a UNIX environment and still includes all its old Unix code in the newest Autocad version. All the damn commands are still freaking Unix like. Photoshop used to run on SGI Unix just fine and still includes old code to run on Unix systems.

And yet more and more people are using linux and these giants refuse to even dare release a version for it even though they used too.
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Its the Chinese. What do you expect?
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No less than what I expect from that other communist shithole, the JewSA.
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Re: BEWARE!! Chinese Laptop maker "LENOVO" caught installing spyware AGAIN!!
Lenovo is THE WORST computer manufacturer.

They will not stand behind their products warranty.

The power pin came out when I took out my power supply, and they will not stand behind the warranty. Never had anything like this happen. It's just flimsy garbage, they got me.

Should have known not to buy a Lenovo. Ya live and learn I guess.

Wanted to spam some lenovo hate, so I'm bumping an old thread.

Caveat Emptor!
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