Web browsers are also to blame for Lenovo’s Superfish fiasco
Lenovo pre-installing Superfish software was a security disaster. Whether Lenovo was evil, or, as they eventually claimed, merely incompetent, it’s hard to trust them going forward. If nothing else, their initial denials that anything was wrong, leave a lasting impression. Of course, Superfish, along with the software that they bundled from Komodia, also deserve plenty of blame for breaking the security of HTTPS and SSL/TLS.
Taking a step back however, blame also falls on our web browsers.
Google (Chrome), Microsoft (Internet Explorer), Apple (Safari) and Mozilla (Firefox) enable the security hack that Superfish and others such as PrivDog and Gogo engage in. They do this by omission, not commission.