Dell: Yes, we shipped laptops, PCs with a nasty web security hole

Chris Williams reports:

Dell says it will publish a guide to remove the web security backdoor it installed in its Windows laptops and desktop PCs.

This confirms what we all know by now – that Dell was selling computers with a rather embarrassing hole it in their defenses.

New models from the XPS, Precision and Inspiron families include a powerful root CA certificate called eDellRoot, which puts the machines’ owners at risk of identity theft and banking fraud.

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