Boycott Lenovo products

From my Security Corner blog:

It’s a sad state of affairs when companies we trust turn out to be engaged in criminal mischief. In 2005, Sony BMG installed rootkits on the computers of anyone who purchased and played certain music CDs. As a result of that betrayal, I and many others boycotted Sony-produced products. Now, yet another huge ¬†and trusted company, a supplier of quality computer products that many of us have in our organizations, has screwed the pooch. I didn’t join in the fray on Thursday when it was revealed that computer maker Lenovo has been shipping laptops with preinstalled malware that makes you more vulnerable to hackers — all for the sake of serving you advertisements. I like to step back and breathe a little before I react to such news. Well, I’ve breathed a bit since Thursday, looked it over, and have decided that I’m mad as hell. And, as in my personal boycott against all things Sony, I’ll do my damnedest never to buy anything made by Lenovo again

I will be boycotting Lenovo products.