Pre-Loaded Lenovo Software Leaves PCs Vulnerable to Attack

Pre-Loaded Lenovo Software Leaves PCs Vulnerable to Attack

Lenovo has revealed that a vast number of its PCs that have Accelerator Application pre-installed are vulnerable to attack and has advised owners to uninstall the software immediately. Affected systems – which include the Yoga range of Lenovo computers, but not its ThinkPad or ThinkStation PCs – can be exploited via a “man-in-the-middle” attack, which can fool the system into installing malicious software.

“A vulnerability was identified in the Lenovo Accelerator Application software which could lead to exploitation by an attacker with man-in-the-middle capabilities,” Lenovo revealed. “The vulnerability resides within the update mechanism where a Lenovo server is queried to identify if application updates are available.”

“The Lenovo Accelerator Application is used to speed up the launch of Lenovo applications and was installed in some notebook and desktop systems preloaded with the Windows 10 operating system,” it adds.

In order to mitigate any further issues “Lenovo recommends customers uninstall Lenovo Accelerator Application by going to the “Apps and Features” application in Windows 10, selecting Lenovo Accelerator Application and clicking on “Uninstall”.”

If you own a Lenovo PC and are concerned that your system could be vulnerable, affected Lenovo systems are:

Notebook:

305
700
300S
500/500S
B40-30/B40-45/B40-45/B40-80
B41-30/B41-35/B41-80
B50-30/B50-30 Touch/B50-45/B50-80/B51-30/B51-35/B51-80
E31-70/E31-80/E40-30/E40-80/E41-80/E50-30/E50-80/E51-80
Edge 15
Edge 2-1580
Erazer N40-30/Erazer N40-45
Erazer N50-45/Erazer N50-45
Erazer Z41-70
Erazer Z51-70
FLEX 2 Pro
FLEX 3
FLEX 4
K20-80
K21-80
K41-70/K41-80
M41-70 
M51-80
MIIX 3
MIIX 700
N41-35
N51-35
S21e-20
S41-35/S41-70/S41-75
TianYi 300
U31-70U41-70
V4000
XiaoXin 700
Y50-70/Y50-70 Touch
Y50c
Y700/Y700 Touch
Y70-70 Touch
Y900
Yoga 2 
YOGA 3 14
Yoga 3 Pro
Yoga 300
YOGA 500/YOGA 510
YOGA 700/YOGA 710/YOGA 900/YOGA 900S
Z41-70
Z51-70

Desktops:

50050C/50100E/50550A/50600I
A3300
A7300
A8150
B40
C20
C40
C50
C560
D3000
D5010/ D5050/ D5055
F5005/ F5050/ F5055
G5005/ G5010/ G5050/ G5055
H3005
H30-50
H5005/ H5055
H50-50
IdeaCentre 200
IdeaCentre 300/300S
IdeaCentre 510/510S
IdeaCentre 700
M7300z
M8300z/M8350z
M9550z
Yoga Home 500

This is not the first time that Lenovo’s pre-installed software has caused problems for users. Remember the Superfish adware fiasco from last year?

If you want to stay informed with the tech news, tech updates, you can follow our blog on social networks.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Bitcoin will not be able to repeat the 2017 rally. Analysts are sure of that.

"Investors need a minimum." When Bitcoin Will Begin Recovery