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Pre-Installed Software Flaw Exposes Most Dell Computers to Remote Hacking

By Mohit Kumar 02 May 2019 at 13:05

If you use a Dell computer, then beware — hackers could compromise your system remotely. Bill Demirkapi, a 17-year-old independent security researcher, has discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility that comes pre-installed on most Dell computers. Dell SupportAssist, formerly known as Dell System Detect, checks the health of your computer system's hardware and software.

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