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Lenovo Addresses Vulnerability in Accelerator

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Lenovo has released a security advisory addressing a vulnerability in its preloaded Accelerator Application software. The vulnerability could be exploited by a “man-in-the-middle” attack, in which a hacker intercepts communication between two systems.

Lenovo recommends that users uninstall Accelerator, an application that helps other Lenovo applications to run faster. Accelerator is installed on a number of Lenovo computers preloaded with the Windows 10 operating system.

For a list of affected notebook and desktop systems and instructions on how to uninstall the application, see: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len_6718.

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