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Posts tagged “Lenovo”

Updated 11:44 a.m. yesterday

Lenovo vows 'cyber attack' investigation but won't discuss all damage hackers did

Lenovo's website is fully accessible after being knocked offline for several hours Wednesday following a hack attack. Lenovo vows to tighten security and to find out what happened but won't discuss what all hackers - allegedly from Lizard Squad - did.

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Updated 11:30 a.m. yesterday

Lenovo offers free security service after adware debacle

Lenovo banner at a trade show     Wracked by the "Superfish" adware debacle last week, ensuing criticism worldwide and then hacked earlier this week, Lenovo on Friday issued a public "promise" to deliver "a cleaner, safer PC." Plus, it is offering free service to a McAfee security service.

Updated 5:13 a.m. Thursday

Lenovo website hacked; group known as Lizard Squad claims responsibility

A group of hackers called Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for a hack of Lenovo's website on Wednesday evening. A check of Lenovo's site early Thursday found that it is back online. The hackers said they attacked Lenovo in response to the raging Superfish adware controversy.

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10:11 a.m. Wednesday

Lenovo's Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers

Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Motorola is now owned by Lenovo.

A Moto E as sold by Republic Wireless A Moto E as sold by Republic Wireless

Updated 9:43 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock IBM makes $1.5B profit on x86 server sale to Lenovo

IBM reports it is making a $1.5 billion profit in the $2.1 billion sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo. The disclosure came in IBM's annual report filed with the SEC on Tuesday.

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Updated 7:48 a.m. Tuesday

Lenovo apologizes for adware; feds repeat security risk warning

Lenovo's chief technology officer issues a formal apology to customers about the Superfish adware - many call it malware and a security risk - in an attempt to quell a storm of global criticism. The world's No. 1 PC maker concedes that it was unaware of a security flaw until informed by others.

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Updated 7:01 a.m. Tuesday

Citing security, feds warn Lenovo laptop buyers to ditch adware

Hackers  How serious is the security threat posed by adware installed on Lenovo laptops? Bad enough that the Department of Homeland Security early Tuesday called it "spyware" and issued another threat warning to consumers who have recently bought Lenovo machines to uninstall it.

7:03 a.m. Monday

Superfish: We're not to blame for security problem in Lenovo laptops

Superfish logo ‚ÄčA little-known Silicon Valley startup caught in a firestorm of criticism last week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information is defending itself.

Updated February 20

Is Superfish adware on your Lenovo laptop? Here's how to remove it

Lenovo publishes a guide on how to check for, find and remove the adware Superfish from more than 40 models of laptops that were shipped and sold between September of last year through January. Other sites also are offering information for removing the software that Lenovo pre-installed and some are calling a security risk as well as malware.

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Updated February 19

Lenovo: We're no longer installing adware in reaction to complaints

Lenovo               Lenovo says it has stopped installing "Superfish" adware on consumer notebooks. The company also says it has found no signs of a possible security loophole in the adware, which some have labeled "malware." Lenovo reacted to a worldwide flurry of news reports Thursday, many of which criticized the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer.

Updated February 19

Lenovo says adware "helps users;" customers aren't buying it

In an online forum, Lenovo recently defended the inclusion of Snapfish in "consumer systems" and said it has requested changes in the software that "addresses" concerns about security. But customers are still upset.

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Updated February 19

Is Lenovo spying on you? PC giant under fire for secretly installed adware, security threat

Lenovo banner at a trade show     Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is taking a huge public relations hit today around the world after news surfaced that its PCs come pre-loaded with adware that some experts say pose a privacy and security threat.

February 17

Cisco's $100M for French startups; Lenovo's AMR server move; another Cree breakthrough; Red Hat's Enterprise Linux cloud; AT&T tops rankings

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Cisco aims to invest $100M in French startups and to rain 200,000 people; Lenovo pursues development of ARM servers; Cree unveils new LED lighting array advance; Red Hat takes Enterprise Linux to the cloud; McClatchy backs new media incubator; and AT&T tops wireless survey.

February 16

AT&T launches GigaPower in KC; Valeant eyes Salix; Cary's new startup hub; Xiamoi No. 1, Lenovo No. 5 in China

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T launches GigaPower in Kansas City, taking on Google; Valeant reportedly eyes Raleigh-based Salix; a new startup hub in Cary; and Xiaomi tops smartphone sales in China while Lenovo is fifth on its home turf, says a new report.

February 13

It's 'show me' time for fast-growing Xiaomi in US

Xiaomi -- pronounced schow-mee -- has made a name in China by selling sleek gadgets at relatively low prices, using online sales and social media to keep marketing and distribution costs low. Some analysts have hailed the company as the Chinese equivalent of Apple, in part because of its intensely loyal fans. It's battling Lenovo for the No. 3 spot in global smartphone sales.

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February 11

Premium Lock Flash! Lenovo sells 30,000 phones in 4 seconds this time

Lenovo banner at a trade show     The "flash sale" model in India is proving to be big hit for Lenovo as it ups its battle with Xiaomi for smartphone sales in India. A third sale in three weeks produces another fast sellout of Lenovo's low-cost A600 phones.

Updated February 9

Premium Lock System X integration complete, Lenovo sets sights on data center hardware crown

Armed with the fully integrated portfolio and resources of IBM's former x86 server business, Lenovo is boldly forging ahead into a hardware market defined and differentiated increasingly by software and services, says Senior Analyst Christian Perry of Technology Business Research.

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February 4

Triangle Capital raising $75M; Cree enters Korea; GSK's HIV sale; Lenovo sells 20,000 phones in 3 seconds; Silk Road trial; Uber research

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Triangle Capital prices $75M offering; Cree enters Korea market; GSK reportedly hires banks to sell HIV company; Lenovo has another big flash sale in India; the "Silk Road" trial nears its end; and Uber launches a research effort with Carnegie Mellon.

February 3

Lenovo revenue up 30% but Motorola deal drags down earnings

Lenovo               "This quarter, we are at the starting line of a new race, but the results show that we have the right strategy, we made the right acquisitions and we executed well globally, so I am confident we are ready to win," says Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO of Lenovo.

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Updated January 28

Premium Lock 10,000 phone sales in 2 seconds: Lenovo's attack on Xiaomi begins

If anyone doubted that Lenovo didn't take the threat of upstart Xiaomi seriously, well check out what Lenovo just pulled off in India - a key smartphone marketplace. Lenovo unveiled a multi-pronged strategy which produced a sellout of 10,000 phones - in 2 seconds. Talk about a flash sale.

Lenovo's tweet - a sellout! Lenovo's tweet - a sellout!

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