Industry experts have discovered that recently purchased Dell computers ship with a faulty digital certificate (eDellRoot) that could allow attackers to imitate legitimate websites on the computers. An imitated website could take many forms—from Google to online banking sites—with the intent of capturing login details and other private information.
Models potentially affected include:
Inspiron 5000 notebooks
XPS 15 notebooks
Precision M4800 notebooks
To determine if a computer is affected, open the Chrome, Internet Explorer or Edge web browser on the device and visit edell.tlsfun.de/. The website will clearly indicate if the computer is affected with a vulnerable certificate.