More good news from Intel
“In practice, it can give an attacker complete control over an individual’s work laptop, despite even the most extensive security measures.”
“The essence of the security issue is that setting a BIOS password, which normally prevents an unauthorized user from booting up the device or making low-level changes to it, does not prevent unauthorized access to the AMT BIOS extension.“
Convenience is starting to look like a bad idea
@cypnk Now we have to hope that doing that is adequate to defang the problems. It should. But then, we shouldn't have any of these problems to start with...
@kurtm That's true. But I don't take anything for granted anymore. I can't read the BIOS firmware so I have no idea what voodoo is taking place behind these screens
This is probably a placebo in some ways since "off" doesn't seem to mean that in some cases
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