Dell's Security Certificate Debacle Sure Looks Familiar
Dell's pre-installed security certificates leave certain computers vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks, just like those Lenovo shipped.By Evan Thomas | November 24, 2015
Dell is now dealing with the same type of certificate troubles that rocked Lenovo earlier this year. (Video via Dell)
Some Dell computers ship with eDellRoot, a pre-installed root certificate that uses the same private cryptographic key each time.
Websites present these certificates to your Web browser as proof they are who they say they are. Each one is signed with a private key, but they're supposed to be different for each certificate.