Adam Solander, Evan Nagler Quoted in “Lenovo Makes Headlines with Superfish Spyware Scandal – but This Type of Thing Is the Norm”

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Adam C. Solander, Member of the Firm, and Evan J. Nagler, Associate, in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, were quoted in LXBN, in “Lenovo Makes Headlines with Superfish Spyware Scandal – but This Type of Thing Is the Norm,” by Zosha Millman.

Following is an excerpt:

For anyone who’s worried their systems may be compromised, Adam Solander and Evan Nagler write in a post for TechHealth Perspectives that the best way for people or organizations to handle this is to wipe as much of Lenovo’s software as they can:

The easiest and most secure way to ensure the removal of any issues is to install a clean copy of Windows on the affected computer. This should not be the backup copy provided by Lenovo, as that copy will still have Superfish. However, reinstalling Windows will cause you to lose any data on the computer. …

If your organization does not install a clean version of Windows or an organizational system image on new computers, you should put into place a procedure ensuring that all new computers get a fresh install of Windows or a fresh system image prior to introducing them to the network.

Because your employees may potentially have used an affected computer for remote access, you should identify any employees who have used Lenovo computers for remote access in the past six months. Those users should have their credentials changed as a precautionary measure.