Dell’s Security-Shattering PC Root Certificate Debacle: What You Need to Know


In an attempt to streamline remote support, Dell installed a self-signed root certificateand corresponding private key on its customers’ computers, apparently without realizing that this exposes users’ encrypted communications to potential spying.

Even more surprising is that the company did this while being fully aware of a very similar security blunder by one of its competitors, Lenovo, that came to light in February.

Read more at PCWorld.