Lenovo, the PC manufacturer embroiled in controversy over the installation of ‘Superfish’ adware on new PCs, has issued something of an informal apology on its US Twitter page.
We’re sorry. We messed up. We’re owning it. And we’re making sure it never happens again. Fully uninstall Superfish: http://t.co/mSSUwp5EQE
— Lenovo United States (@lenovoUS) February 20, 2015
This is the first direct apology from the company since news broke yesterday revealing the potentially devastating nature of ‘Superfish’. The software has been installed on many new Lenovo PCs since September, and initially appeared to be simple annoying adware. As bad as it was that a major manufacturer purposely installed adware on new PCs, the software was found to be potentially dangerous too, as it contained a certificate that allowed it to intercept seemingly secure connections to websites.
Lenovo initially said that it was “investigating” the claims, but has now come out with its first apology. An apology that many will be be glad to see.
Source: Lenovo US on Twitter