Toshiba Service Station, Dell System Detect, and Lenovo Solution Center all have security vulnerabilities, according to new research by an anonymous hacker group. Lenovo’s Windows platform seems to be specifically affected. One of its vulnerabilities actually allows malicious code to be executed via the web, through an internal browser.
The group goes by “Ring of Lightning” and made no bones about publishing the exploit kits on their website. The most heinous of the exploits was apparently Lenovo, which allows for remote execution if the software is running on the host computer at the time of the attempt.
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The unlikely bedfellows are Lenovo, Dell, and HP. Nevertheless, along with Microsoft and Intel, they are launching a joint marketing campaign starting October 19th, ComputerWorld reports. The “PC Does What?” campaign will be similar to “Got Milk?” or “I Love Eggs” campaigns of the past in that no one particular provider will specifically benefit.
The six-week campaign will cost the companies a collective $70 million. It will focus on the US and China, where more than half of the world’s PCs are sold. The best year in history for the PC industry was in 2011, but since then things have steadily declined. Many factors can be attributed to this, in particular a maturing [...]