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Dell ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates

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Dell ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates

Unread postby capnkrunch » November 24th, 2015, 4:12 am

In a move eerily similar to the Superfish debacle that visited Lenovo in February, Dell is shipping computers that come preinstalled with a digital certificate that makes it easy for attackers to cryptographically impersonate Google, Bank of America, and any other HTTPS-protected website.

Source: Ars Technica
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Re: Dell ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates

Unread postby Gary R » November 24th, 2015, 5:11 am

Stupidity is universal it would seem. :roll:

Edit: Dell are aware of the situation ... http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs ... ertificate ... and have now issued directions for how to remove the relevant certificate ... https://dellupdater.dell.com/Downloads/ ... tions.docx
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Re: Dell ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates

Unread postby Gary R » November 25th, 2015, 12:03 pm

Seems another certificate problem has been found on Dell computers ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34920197

"To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, to have one self-signing certificate installed could be a mistake; to have two looks like carelessness."

"The fact that there appears to be a second self-signing certificate does make you wonder what else might be lurking on the machine."
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