I am sure by now you have heard about Lenovo and Superfish. I took some time to evaluate how I wanted to respond to the situation. As an advocate for Lenovo who has praised the build and security of their machines, it was both embarrassing and disappointing (and, yes, I received many messages about the incident...even my sister had to text me about it). Though I will remain a Lenovo proponent, I do so because I believe Lenovo made a stupid decision that they are now addressing with humility and transparency. They have also provided the necessary tools to remove the software from affected laptops. Here is their official Facebook statement:
Here's our official statement: http://lnv.gy/1AZUW40 and here are complete instructions on how to check for and remove Superfish from your laptop: http://lnv.gy/1AZUWRm
Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius has provided the following open letter in which he explains how Lenovo is working to fix the problem and to restore our faith in Lenovo.