Study: Laptops Have Security Vulnerabilities Right Out of the Box

Ugh. You don’t have to do anything to make your laptop vulnerable. Chances are it’s vulnerable right out of the box. “Software update tools that are preinstalled on Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo laptops all contained at least one critical security vulnerability that hackers could easily exploit, said Duo Labs, the research arm of Duo Security, in the results of an investigation published Tuesday. In total, Duo Labs uncovered 12 different OEM software vulnerabilities across all the computer makers.”

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      I’ve bought Lenovo and Asus laptops from Microsoft Store, as they remove bloatware from their machines before selling it to you. I feel all manufacturers should offer this as as an option, and charge the consumer for the option if they feel it’s necessary.

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