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CharlyAR
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Message 11 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?


@mahn92 wrote:

Hi,

Coronet says their software protects against the "krack" security exploit on WPA/WPA2 secured wifi networks ("krack" permits to read WPA/WPA2 encrypted communications).

Perhaps it protects against other issues but I think that using a VPN on WIFI networks offers a better level of protection as a VPN connection has its own encryption (except for PPTP which is reported to be vulnerable). Its unclear to me yet if coronet permits to detect a security breach in real time, that could be usefull. 

 


Indeed. But in top of that, Lenovo doesn't specify if all those features are included, only part or something else...

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Lenovo Staff
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Message 12 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?

All,

 

We have heard your feedback about the 2 items reported here:

 

1.  Not enough information about what Lenovo WiFi Security is, what it does, how it works, or why someone should enable it

 

2.  The report from user Bimme that their home network was flagged as suspicious with no additional information about what the problem is.

 

I don't have any answers yet, but I have forwarded this feedback to the Lenovo WiFi Security team and waiting for their reply.

lenanto
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Message 13 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?

@bananaman where did you find the text you posted?

Lenovo Staff
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Message 14 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?


@lenanto wrote:

@bananaman where did you find the text you posted?


He got it from me.

RGA
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Location: US
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Message 15 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?

It's been a week already..., any update? TIA

Gelatinous_Blob
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Location: GB
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Message 16 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?

Also keen to find more info on this. The feature is not usable without solving (1) and (2) above.
brobert1984
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Registered: ‎12-24-2017
Location: HU
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Message 17 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?

Recently on EVERY unlock / login now there is a notification to enable this. No matter if I dismiss it or press No thanks; whether Lenovo Vantage is running or not, it keeps reappearing next time.

 

I have no problem with this being an optional feature. I have no problem asked about it once. But getting this notification all the time makes me consider blocking Lenovo Vantage from the notifications, or even uninstalling it (which would be a bummer as I'd like to keep the machine up-to-date).

 

I really hope this is just some bug or lazy programming.

jaredbaszler
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Message 18 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?

This seems like some sort of oversight.  Each time I wake my computer up I get this notification like 3 or 4 times.  "No Thanks" should permanently disable this notification but it doesn't.  Frustrating!

ColdRaker
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Registered: ‎03-27-2018
Location: DE
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Message 19 of 37

Re: Lenovo WiFi Security: What is it and what does it do?

Hey,

 

there is a deployment package with a manual. It has the Option to deploy it with deactivated features.

I didn't try it myself yet... Only use this if you know what you do and after reading the manual.

 

Heres the link to the package https://support.lenovo.com/nl/de/solutions/hf003321

 

Dunnow if this helps anyone, but I bet its worth a try if you don't want all the annoying features, like the mentioned Wifi Security.

 

Best Regards

Cold

Yogapants
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Location: Norway
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Message 20 of 37

Just disable it

Lenovo WiFi Security appears to be a dud.

More worryingly, enabling this feature sends your device’s location data to Coronet in Israel. This isn’t disclosed anywhere in Lenovo’s Privacy Policy.

I’ve spent a few days testing its capabilities since there is no actual documentation about it or Coronet SecureConnect. The only test that gave a network a bad rating was when I routed all traffic from the router through the Tor onion network and had it exit in Russia. Coronet’s blog has published a few hints here and there about their capabilities, but none of the few specific points they’ve mention actually result in a bad rating. Lenovo WiFi Security also doesn’t block connections to bad networks but only show you an easily missed system notification message about it.

So you should probably disable Lenovo WiFi Security and don’t worry about it. The best case scenario appears to be that you’ll feel better about connecting to unknown WiFi networks. You’ll likely not be any more or less secure.

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