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Dell admits fault, promises to remove preinstalled security flaw

Dell denies it installed security flaw on its machines, despite being labeled as Dell and available through official drivers.

Published Nov 24, 2015 9:27 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST
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Described as an "unintended security vulnerability," Dell has admitted that a root certificate preinstalled on some of its models exists and promises to remove it.

Dell admits fault, promises to remove preinstalled security flaw | TweakTown.com

A Dell spokesperson explained that "to address this, we are providing our customers with instructions to permanently remove the certificate from their systems via direct email, on our support site, and technical support," further commenting that the computer giant does not install malware on user systems pre-delivery.

While Dell claims no responsibility for this flaw, a security blogger by the name of Hanno Bock disagrees. He says that this root certificate is not only shipped within these pre-built machines, but it's under the name 'eDellRoot' and is linked to 'Dell Foundation Services' drivers.

NEWS SOURCE:zdnet.com

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