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How to Test Your PC for the New "Superfish" Security Vulnerability

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by ekim68, Feb 19, 2015.

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  1. ekim68

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    What I need to know is, are tablets running android vulnerable?
     
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    From what I've read, it's only affecting Windows. Here's another article explaining more and what Lenovo's doing about it..
     
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    Thanks.

    Thing is, this is a Lenovo, just a tablet. According to that site, this tablet is vulnerable. So I dunno. I'll research tomorrow.
     
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    Lenovo has a tablet running Android?
     
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    A5500-f, running 4.4.2
     
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    I didn't know they made tablets, either...Oh well, I can blame it on age...;)
     
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    I blame it on selective viewing; this is the ad currently on this page...:D
     

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    I don't see where it says that on that site? :confused:

    Here's an article from Lenovo with a list of systems that may have it installed (not sure if I trust them any longer though):

    http://news.lenovo.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1929

    I don't know much (translate to mean "anything") about tablets or androids. Do they have trusted certs like PCs and laptops? If so can you visit the lastpass.com link that will indicate if Superfish is installed or not?

    http://www.lastpass.com/superfish
     
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    No, I accessed the tester site from my tablet, and it said 'yup, you got silverfish'. That said, I used the Android browser (only other one I have is FF), so I have no clue if the browser triggered it, or if there actually is the vulnerability on the tablet.......

    I couldn't find the certificate area in my tablet, but again, we had a major telephony outage about the time I was digging around in there, so obviously I need to dig a bit more. Whatever I find out, I'll post here.
     
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    Well if you've got silverfish that's a whole different story. I'd call an exterminator. :D

    Superfish....on the other hand........:D

    Seriously though, does an android tablet run an OS the same way a laptop or PC does?
     
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    the only tablet I see on that link (thanks for that, Cookiegal) is the miix one....I don't see mine. That said, that shows it does run on Android as well.......I'm thinking I should be concerned.
     
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    I'm seeing to look for these:

    "Settings" - "security" - "Trusted Credentials" to view the list of trusted certs on an android.
     
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    don't know 'anything' my furry butt.......:rolleyes:

    Thanks, Karen, I'm good. It ain't in there. :)
     
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