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Yesterday, we brought you the rather unfortunate news that a few models of new Dell laptops were shipping with eDellRoot, a self-signed root certificate that had its private key stored directly on the affected systems. Needless to say, this represents a rather serious security risk for customers, and is reminiscent of the Superfish debacle that plagued Lenovo earlier this year. For its part, Dell stated yesterday “that security and privacy is a top concern” for the company and that it had a “team investigating the current situation.” Thankfully for customers, Dell responded quickly and has given us a rundown on what exactly happened. And amazingly, reddit user crusoe was right on target with... Read more...