Dell Deals With A Security Issue With Their SupportAssist App For A Second Time

We just passed groundhog day this past weekend, but for Dell it might as well be groundhog day today. The company has admitted to a flaw in SupportAssist which a Windows-based troubleshooting program preinstalled on nearly every one of its newer devices running the OS that allows local hackers to load malicious files with admin privileges. The company has issued an advisory about the flaw and urges users to update to version 2.1.4 for business users, and home users should update to version 3.4.1 to get the fixes.

Now here’s why this is groundhog day for Dell. This has happened before. As in about seven months ago. Thus it has to raise questions about how secure this app truly is as this app is on millions of computers. My advice is that you might just want to uninstall it as there’s no reason to take a chance on getting pwned by hackers.

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