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Lenovo has been pre-installing Spyware on laptops again

Lenovo has been installing spyware on laptops again, linked with web analytics company Omniture
By: Chris Smith | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Sep 24, 2015 5:28 pm

While I'm not sure if this should be listed under the category of 'Hacking & Security' or 'Humor & WTF', Lenovo has allegedly been caught installing spyware yet again, developing and installing a program that is designed to send user data directly to this company on some refurbished laptop models.




The program is called "Lenovo Customer Feedback Program 64" and will operate daily on these systems, with this software's purpose being described by Lenovo as to "upload[s] Customer Feedback Program data to Lenovo." As seen on Gadgets 360 and Computerworld, this program comes with a few extra goodies in the form of "Lenovo.TVT.CustomerFeedback.Agent.exe.config, Lenovo.TVT.CustomerFeedback.InnovApps.dll, and Lenovo.TVT.CustomerFeedback.OmnitureSiteCatalyst.dll."


What does this gibberish mean? Well, Omniture is an online marketing and Web analytics company, set out to monitor and track user usage in order to drive business. Lenovo does state on its website that there may be software installed on sold systems that connect to online servers, but it does not say anything about farming your data for financial gain.


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