Keyword: thinkpad

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Lenovo ThinkPad zero-day bypasses Windows security

    07/03/2016 4:15:43 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 32 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 4 2016 6:41AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    A researcher has discovered a new low-level zero-day exploit that overrides the protection for the firmware code in Lenovo ThinkPads and other laptops, bypassing hardware and Windows security features. Last week, Dmytro Oleksiuk, also known as cr4sh, released the code for his ThnkPwn proof of concept on Github, showing how it can be used to exploit a flaw in the unified extensible firmware interface (UEFI) driver for privilege escalation. This lets attackers remove the write protection for system flash memory, and allows them to run arbitrary code with full access to the entire victim system. Lenovo had not received advance...
  • Used Computer issue. Please advise me. Serial number tag does not match the serial number in bios.

    02/05/2013 9:50:44 AM PST · by rawhide · 25 replies
    Vanity | 2-5-13 | Self
    Serial number tag does not match the serial number in bios. I just bought a used Lenovo Thinkpad off eBay. Received it yesterday and I noticed the serial number tag on the bottom was a little torn. No concern to me, at least at first. I also ran the s/n from the tag to see if it had any warranty time left on it. The s/n on the tag shows the warranty expired in 2011. Okay, as wthis as expected. So, I was checking the system out to ensure it was okay, the settings were correct, and I noticed the...
  • CompUSA, TigerDirect online sales photos show Lenovo ThinkPad in manila folder

    03/19/2008 9:06:20 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies · 583+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 10:22 AM EDT
    CompUSA, now "The All-New CompUSA" and TigerDirect (both are "Systemax" companies) are running promotional photos on their Lenovo ThinkPad X300 (see, the "X" in "X300" makes it cool, get it?) sales pages (US$2,799.99) that show the machine in an, uh... interesting sleeve: MacDailyNews Take: Copying Apple is no substitute for innovation. This goes for hardware, software, and even advertising. Obviously, CompUSA and TigerDirect are employing a rather unique sales tactic: "We think our customers are idiots." CompUSA and TigerDirect got that right, at least.
  • Apple Mac desktops, notebooks top PC Magazine’s Annual Reader Satisfaction survey - again

    08/22/2006 8:22:41 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 49 replies · 1,133+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | August 22, 2006
    "The similarities are almost eerie. This year, readers gave us the lowdown on over 13,000 desktop PCs—enough data to rate eight of the country's leading brands. And the final tally looks an awful lot like last year's survey results," Cade Metz reports for PC Magazine on "The 19th Annual Reader Satisfaction Survey." Metz reports, "This year, you diehard PC Mag readers detailed your experiences with nearly 20,000 PCs (notebooks and desktops) and more than 6,500 printers (from mono lasers to color ink jet all-in-ones). And what you say about the leading manufacturers isn't always what we'd expect. No big...
  • Desktop Linux breakthrough: Lenovo preloads SUSE on ThinkPad

    08/04/2006 8:27:36 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 278 replies · 1,806+ views
    Desktop Linux ^ | Aug. 04, 2006 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    On August 4th, we found out that Lenovo Group, the company that has taken over IBM's Personal Computing Division, had made a deal with Novell Inc. to preload SLED 10 (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) on its ThinkPad T60p mobile workstation. For the first time, a major OEM (original equipment manufacturer) has committed to preloading a Linux desktop.
  • China Cos. Show Appetite for Brand Names (Unocal, Maytag, IBM PCs)

    06/22/2005 9:09:13 PM PDT · by budanski · 3 replies · 479+ views
    AP Feed ^ | 06.22.2005
    China is moving into the merger-and-acquisition major leagues, as its star corporations shop for American household names like Unocal, Maytag and IBM, looking for bigger profits through global ambitions. China's growing appetite for Western corporate icons is reflected computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd's recent takeover of IBM's personal computer business and two big deals reportedly in the making for Unocal Corp. and Maytag Corp. "I'd expect at least a half a dozen similar deals by the end of the year," said Jack J.T. Huang, chairman of international law firm Jones Day's Greater China practice. But the deals are not without...