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Hard-coded Password Lets Attackers Bypass Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner

Hard-coded Password Lets Attackers Bypass Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner

January 29, 2018Wang Wei
Lenovo has recently rolled out security patches for a severe vulnerability in its Fingerprint Manager Pro software that could allow leak sensitive data stored by the users. Fingerprint Manager Pro is a utility for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems that allows users to log into their fingerprint-enabled Lenovo PCs using their fingers. The software could also be configured to store website credentials and authenticate site via fingerprint. In addition to fingerprint data, the software also stores users sensitive information like their Windows login credentials—all of which are encrypted using a weak cryptography algorithm. According to the company, Fingerprint Manager Pro version 8.01.86 and earlier contains a hard-coded password vulnerability, identified as CVE-2017-3762 , that made the software accessible to all users with local non-administrative access. "Sensitive data stored by Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro, including users’ Windows logon credentials
Warning — You Can't Install Linux On Microsoft Signature Edition PCs from Lenovo

Warning — You Can't Install Linux On Microsoft Signature Edition PCs from Lenovo

September 21, 2016Mohit Kumar
In past few months, Microsoft opened the source code of a lot of its projects, convincing people that the company loves Linux . But a new report shows that Microsoft is not really a big supporter of Linux. Microsoft has banned Linux on some Windows 10 powered Signature Edition PCs, which provides the cleanest Windows experience on the market. Signature Edition PCs are different from other systems because it is carefully and meticulously configured by Microsoft to run Windows 10 with no bloatware, paid promotional web shortcuts, or other pre-installed apps, for providing better performance. But besides bloatware and other pre-installed apps, Microsoft won't allow you to install Linux (or any operating system) on it. This news is not a rumor as a Reddit user BaronHK reported that he found it impossible to install Linux on the Signature Edition Lenovo Yoga 900 ISK2 UltraBook because Microsoft has locked the SSD in a proprietary RAID mode that can only be read by Window
Oh Snap! Lenovo protects your Security with '12345678' as Hard-Coded Password in SHAREit

Oh Snap! Lenovo protects your Security with '12345678' as Hard-Coded Password in SHAREit

January 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
What do you expect a tech giant to protect your backdoor security with? Holy Cow! It's " 12345678 " as a Hard-Coded Password . Yes, Lenovo was using one of the most obvious, awful passwords of all time as a hard-coded password in its file sharing software SHAREit that could be exploited by anyone who can guess '12345678' password. The Chinese largest PC maker made a number of headlines in past for compromising its customers security. It had shipped laptops with the insecure  SuperFish adware , it was  caught using Rootkit  to secretly install unremovable software, its  website was hacked , and it was  caught pre-installing Spyware  on its laptops. Any of these incidences could have been easily prevented. Now, Research center of Core Security CoreLabs issued an advisory on Monday that revealed several software vulnerabilities in Lenovo SHAREit app for Windows and Android that could result in: Information leaks Security protocol bypas
Lenovo Website has been Hacked

Lenovo Website has been Hacked

February 25, 2015Wang Wei
Lenovo.com , the official website of world's largest PC maker has been hacked. At the time of writing, users visiting Lenovo.com website saw a teenager's slideshow and hacker also added song "Breaking Free" from High School Musical movie to the page background. It appears that Lizard Squad hacking group is responsible for the cyber attack against Lenovo and it could be in retaliation to the Superfish malware incident. It was revealed earlier this week that Lenovo had been pre-installing controversial 'Superfish' adware to its laptops which compromised the computer's encryption certificates to quietly include more ads on Google search. In the Source code of the hacked webpage, description says," The new and improved rebranded Lenovo website featuring Ryan King and Rory Andrew Godfrey "  Rory Andrew Godfrey and Ryan King have been previously identified as members of Lizard Squad Hacking Group. It is not clear whether anyone of them is involve
Chinese computer maker Lenovo banned by Spy Agencies

Chinese computer maker Lenovo banned by Spy Agencies

July 29, 2013Wang Wei
According to a new report, the world’s biggest personal computer maker, Chinese firm Lenovo Group Limited has reportedly been banned from supplying equipment for  networks of the intelligence and defense services of Australia, the United States, Britain, Canada and New Zealand, due to hacking concerns. Sources from intelligence and defense entities in the UK and Australia have confirmed the ban introduced in the mid-2000s after intensive laboratory testing of its equipment. In 2006 it was disclosed that the US State Department had decided not to use 16,000 new Lenovo computers on classified networks because of security concerns. Serious backdoor vulnerabilities in hardware and firmware were apparently discovered during the tests which could allow attackers to remotely access devices without the knowledge of the owner. Lenovo, headquartered in Beijing, acquired IBM’s personal computer business in 2005, after which IBM continued to sell servers and mainframes that we
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