Bloatware has vulnerabilities... *GASP!*
Millions of users are potentially at risk after a handful of vulnerabilities were discovered in software preinstalled on several Lenovo, Dell and Toshiba computers and tablets.
A proof-of-concept posted online by security researcher slipstream/RoL reveals flaws in Lenovo machines could allow the devices to be hijacked when visiting a malicious website and let an attacker run malware with system privileges.
^ Validates the time taken to Format/Reinstall (FRi?) the OS ;)
Who would have imagined that that bloatware/crapware was a security risk? </sarcasm>
It's amazing how many of these bloatware security issues have come up in the past two weeks since we had the comment made of "is removing bloatware worth it" in that one thread. :)