Laptop updaters riddled with security holes

A recent test of pre-installed updater software on 10 laptops showed that every single one had security problems.

“We went and bought about 10 laptops,” said Darren Kemp, security researcher at Duo Security. “And every single vendor had their own piece of software to perform software updates, including the Microsoft Signature Editions, and they were all pretty terrible.”

For example, some laptop manufacturers weren’t using encryption in their updaters.

“We found exploitable vulnerabilities in every vendor,” he said.

Darren Kemp, security researcher at Duo Security

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