You may have seen news stories about Superfish software on Lenovo notebooks. Lenovo began pre-installing Superfish on some notebooks in September 2014.
The software makes it easier for hackers to access your personal information, even when you’re visiting a website, such as a bank’s website, that uses HTTPS to encrypt the transmission of sensitive information, said Aditi Jhaveri, consumer education specialist for the Federal Trade Commission.
Although Lenovo has announced that they’ve discontinued pre-installing Superfish on its notebooks, some Lenovo notebooks sold today may still have Superfish pre-installed. So, if you purchased a Lenovo notebook any time since September 2014, your computer may be vulnerable to security threats.