New, from the company that brought you SuperFish ...

Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2016 - 12:13 PM |
Tagged: security, Lenovo, idiots

Lenovo chose the third most popular password of 2015 to secure its ShareIT for Windows application and for bonus points have made it hard coded, which there is utterly no excuse for in this day and age.  If you aren't familiar with the software, it is another Dropbox type app which allows you to share files and folders, apparently with anyone now that this password ridiculousness has been exposed.  As you read on at The Inquirer the story gets even better, files are transferred in the clear without any encryption and it even creates an open WiFi hotspot for you, to make sharing your files even easier for all and sundry.  There are more than enough unintentional vulnerabilities in software and hardware, we really don't need companies programming them in on purpose.  If you have ShareIT, you should probably DumpIT.

***Update***

We received word that there is an updated version of ShareIT available for those who do use the app and would like to continue to do so.

They can also access the latest versions which are posted and available for download on the Lenovo site. The updated Android version of SHAREit is also available for download on the Google Play store. Please visit the Lenovo security advisory page for the latest information and updates: (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len_4058)

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"HOLY COW! Lenovo may have lost its mind. The firm has created vulnerabilities in ShareIT that could be exploited by anyone who can guess that '12345678' could be a password."

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January 26, 2016 | 12:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

LOL. Don't buy consumer laptops, they're loaded with shitware.

At least this one requires physical proximity to exploit, and the active use of a shitty app (rather than a passive vulnerability).

January 26, 2016 | 01:09 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This is ridiculous...

January 26, 2016 | 04:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard of in my life! That's the kinda thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

January 26, 2016 | 07:58 PM - Posted by Lance Ripplinger (not verified)

Just like Spaceballs!!!!

January 27, 2016 | 06:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

*walks into room*
[--]
Remind me to change the combination on my luggage!

January 26, 2016 | 05:16 PM - Posted by Jan (not verified)

I'm amazed by how little these face plants are affecting their sales, it seems consumers don't care.

January 26, 2016 | 06:30 PM - Posted by Dimitar Tabakov (not verified)

Well basically, 80% of the consumers are absolute idiots, who does not know what to do with their computers.

January 27, 2016 | 10:00 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

When did Worf wear a red uniform??

January 27, 2016 | 09:51 PM - Posted by quest4glory

Before he wore the gold one, I think.

January 27, 2016 | 10:04 AM - Posted by Patrick3D (not verified)

I would expect most Lenovo sales are to businesses that just wipe and reimage the laptop anyways.

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