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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Facing a growing threat from China-based startup Xiaomi, which is valued at a whopping $45 billion, Lenovo's chairman and CEO says he is considering spinning off a new unit that is focused on selling mobile and Internet-connected devices.
New statistics show that Lenovo is selling more PCs than ever and its global market share is growing. It's also closing in on Apple for the No. 3 spot in U.S. sales. But former No. 1 HP is surging, with a global growth rate twice that of Lenovo.
If you gave a tablet to someone for Christmas or you received one, you were far, far from alone. A new study from marketing firm eMarketer says there will be more than 1 billion tablet users in the world this year. That's nearly double the number in 2012. However, the rate of growth is slowing.
PCs are coming back, as the International CES show in Las Vegas demonstrates. "For the last couple of years, mobile devices have been the hot commodity," acknowledges Dell executive Neil Hand. "But we're seeing a re-emergence of innovation in the PC space."
Lenovo, its work force swollen by several thousand employees after two major acquisitions in 2014, is offering buyouts to veteran workers. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer says the offers are voluntary and includes several business units.
Lenovo in recent years has turned the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas into one big party - from award-winning products to champagne-laced kickoffs. But today rain fell in the form of news that Lenovo is offering buyouts to veteran employees. While execs celebrate in Vegas, workers are mulling whether to take the money of a buyout and run or face the possibility of being laid off.
Analysis: The decision by Xerox to sell its information technology outsourcing business to Atos is a big boost for the France-based firm, says analysis firm Technology Business Research. The $1 billion deal involves some 4,500 workers in North America, including some in the Triangle. Xerox will keep ITO access through Atos.
'Tis the season for ... nope, not tech gift ideas but forecasts of tech trends for the new year. And consulting firm 451 Research sees six "Cs" - containers, convergence, cloud security, closets, crowd workers, coexistence as the big points of emphasis. Closets? Well, check it out. Containers? This is a technology forecast, after all.
Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer, is recalling 500,000 power cords in the U.S. and another 44,000 in Canada due to a power hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall Tuesday.