Category Archives: Spyware

Lenovo Installs Adware on New Computers

The following article appeared in Gizmodo, February 19, 2015 Lenovo Installs Adware on New Computers That Could Steal Private Data Oh no, Lenovo. Users are reporting on the company’s forums, its computers are coming installed with adware straight out of the box—that can monitor secure connections. According to a number of Lenovo users, the software called Superfish is installed on factory-fresh laptops. The… Read More »

Scam Alert: Companies That Defraud Consumers With Worthless Technical Support In Trouble

Alleged tech support scammers come up with all kinds of alibis to counter complaints Companies sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Microsoft for allegedly defrauding consumers with worthless Windows technical support have spun tales involving flakey Internet connections, it’s-not-us-it’s-scammers, new management software and unanswered emails to counter hundreds of consumer complaints this year, Better Business Bureau… Read More »