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Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

25
Mar
2015
Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection
flame-malware-e1338536296575-100257177-primary.idgeAttackers could have remotely installed on systems running a flawed support tool used to detect customers’ products.

A researcher discovered the flaw in November and reported it to the PC manufacturer, which patched it in January. However, it’s not clear if the fix closed all avenues for abuse.

The application, called Dell System Detect, is offered for download when users click the “Detect Product” button on Dell’s support site for the first time.

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