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Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated 11:44 a.m. Friday

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. Friday

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 7:40 a.m. Thursday

Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

Android Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing.

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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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.

Updated January 14

Premium Lock Lenovo mulls spinning off its new mobile device unit

Yang Yuanqing 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.

Updated January 13

Premium Lock Lenovo's grip on No. 1 PC spot slips as HP surges

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.

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Updated January 9

Premium Lock Study: Tablets to top 1B this year but growth is slowing

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.

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January 7

Premium Lock No taps: Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet

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."

A curved PC at CES - the future? A curved PC at CES - the future?

Updated January 7

Premium Lock Lenovo offering buyouts to veteran workers to 'remain competitive'

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.

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Updated January 7

Premium Lock Buyout news puts damper on Lenovo's gadget show parties

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.

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December 26, 2014

Premium Lock Triangle's Xerox IT workers get a new boss in France-based Atos

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.

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Updated December 11, 2014

Premium Lock IT forecast 2015: Six 'C's' are big disruptors, research firm says

'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.

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December 10, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo recalls 500,000 power cords due to fire hazard

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.

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