ITS Courtesy Notice regarding Lenovo computers

February 23rd, 2015 by Jo-Ann

PSU ITS has recently learned that a security vulnerability exists in Lenovo branded computers shipped between September 2014 and February 2015, called “Superfish”, which is an adware tool that was installed by Lenovo.   This tool makes it extremely easy for secure web transactions (for sites like banks, credit card companies, stores, etc.) to be hijacked and can possibly lead to your information being captured.

While PSU does not purchase Lenovo computers for use on campus, we recognize that many people purchase these for their own personal use.   IF you have a recently purchased Lenovo branded computer please take the precaution of visiting the link below to determine if this vulnerability impacts you:

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Removal-Instructions-for-VisualDiscovery-Superfish-application/ta-p/2029206

If you would like assistance removing the “Superfish” application from your personal laptop, please visit the ITS Help Desk on the main level in Lamson Library and Learning Commons.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk.

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