The title might be dismissed as just another pro-West (read the U.S.) and anti-Chinese in their never-ending tug of war to be the world superpower. However, Lenovo, a leading computer brand made in China does very little to assure users that it has no close ties with Shanghai; that it is conducting corporate espionage on behalf of China.
It is Lenovo computers that were donated by China to the Caribbean countries and led to shocking news that they were being used to spy on government official and companies of interest in the region. More on this in our earlier article at this links here and here.
Not forgetting those allegations back in 2016 that Lenovo PC came with vulnerable drivers and desktop applications. That were vulnerable to anyone executing arbitrary code if they have access to your local network.
Now, the company is again being accused of exposing users’ private information through the Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro software. The app is said to come with a hardcoded password, weak encryption, and can be accessed by a user using a different account on the computer. They don’t …read more