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Here are three news articles on what happened:

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/lenovo...

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-and-uefi-anti-th...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2969365/security/lenovos-serv...

This should really only affect Windows systems as far as I know -- Windows is running an executable stored in the firmware at boot (a rather dubious feature, in my opinion, but it's intended as an anti-theft measure). Lenovo used that feature to try to circumvent removal of their crapware when someone reinstalls the OS.




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