Are Lenovo/Medion Laptops trustworthy?
I have recently bought, Medion Notebook MD63780 Ryzen 4300U from Aldi and I am wondering if it is safe for me to use it for online banking/payments?
I have found an article about Lenovo (Medion is part of the Lenovo group) which claims the following:
*Is Lenovo trustworthy?
It’s not just bad: it’s flawed. Whether drivers, workarounds, or bloatware, Lenovo has a terrible record for protecting its users. Repeatedly, the point is underlined: if you value security and privacy, Lenovo PCs and laptops are not safe.*
*Lenovo PCs and Laptops seems to have hidden a rootkit in their BIOS
The Chinese computer and laptop maker, Lenovo is once again in the eye of the storm after users have found that their PCs/Laptops are shipped with a hidden backdoor at the BIOS level. Earlier in the year, it was found that all Lenovo PCs/Laptops are shipped with a spyware called Superfish.*
I have formatted the HDD and installed a new fresh copy of Windows + Kaspersky Total security + AMD drivers from the official AMD website.
I was planning on using it for online banking/ebay and my email, and that was pretty much all, now I am not entirely sure if it would be safe if the hardware is flawed in someway?
Any comments and help would be highly appreciated!