What would the response be if this article was discussing the safety of cars or planes and does it say something about the lack of a discussion on security at the board level of companies across the world? Effective security requires a shift in cultural awareness and unless this is championed from the top of organisations, security professionals will always find themselves on the back foot.
Less than a year after Superfish, Lenovo is making the security news once more for all the wrong reasons. Lenovo IdeaPad Four vulnerabilities were found by Core Security, and thankfully now fixed by Lenovo, impacting some users of Lenovo's SHAREit app. In the Android version of the app, no password was required to join an ad-hoc Wi-Fi hotspot that it created. And if you thought that was pretty poor on the security front, some ThinkPad and IdeaPad devices opted instead for a hard-coded password of 12345678.