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Dell enabling MitM?

2015-11-24 16:41:38.837084+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Joe Nord: New Dell computer comes with a eDellRoot trusted root certificate:

Observe, the eDellRoot certificate is a trusted root that expires in 2039 and is intended for "All" purposes. Notice that this is more powerful than the clearly legitimate DigiCert certificate just above it, which spikes more curiosity.

Reddit: Dell ships laptops with rogue root CA, exactly like what happened with Lenovo and Superfish.

Krebs on Security: Security Bug in Dell PCs Shipped Since 8/15M:

It's unclear why nobody at Dell saw this as a potential problem, especially since Dell's competitor Lenovo suffered a very similar security nightmare earlier this year when it shipped an online ad tracking component called Superfish with all new computers.

Edit/Addendum: Dude, You Got Dell’d: Publishing Your Privates:

In the wild, we discovered a SCADA system associated with the water treatment facilities of a city in Kentucky using the eDellRoot certificate for HTTPS.

And it turns out the Bluetooth drivers shipped with their own signing certificate!

Dell apologizes for HTTPS certificate fiasco, provides removal tool.

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#Comment Re: Dell enabling MitM? made: 2015-11-25 01:19:09.074061+00 by: mkelley

It's interesting that Dell also sells vulnerability scanning services to companies.

#Comment Re: Dell enabling MitM? made: 2015-11-30 17:52:39.966665+00 by: Dan Lyke



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