IMPORTANT SECURITY UPDATES!

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  1. Prema

    Prema Your Freedom, Your Choice

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    Don't worry, I never read the manual either. :D
     
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    4004 Notebook Consultant

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    oh I could've sworn it wasn't there when I checked it. Thanks for the tool
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Intel to Deploy Management Engine Lock to Prevent Disabling, Rollback
    "Intel is seemingly poising to move towards a full hardware lock of the Management Engines' capabilities, thus ensuring it can't be disabled. And even if Intel does send out firmware fixes for its already deployed CPUs with ME integration, the fact remains that the memory pool where the firmware is written is, well, re-writable - given enough access, miscreants could simply re-flash the ME to an earlier, vulnerable version, and thus acquire God Mode access to a victim's computer. To tackle both issues, Intel is moving towards a hardware lock of their ME."
     
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  4. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    So, they plan to take the Chicken-Licken "the sky is falling" approach and start locking crap down with a hardware lock... no thanks. They can bite me. This is an over-hyped excuse to wrongfully deprive end users of autonomy and control of their own private property, not a safety concern. Taking the "what if?" fear-monger approach to things sucks every time. If they put a hardware lock on the ME it opens Pandora's Box for these control freaks to block and lock even more stuff to "keep us safe" (i.e. enhance their cash flow). I bet 5 bucks Micro$loth has something dirty to do with planting a seed like this one to finagle a way to block anyone from using an OS other than Windows 10.

    Using their Gestapo thought process, I need to build a 15 foot tall explosion-resistant wall around my property line because a random terrorist with a wild hare up his butt could drive past my house and blow it up with an RPG. I better get right on that, before it is too late. It could happen, you know.

     
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  5. Prostar Computer

    Prostar Computer Company Representative

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    Much emotional. So passion. Very drama. Wow. :vbtongue:
     
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  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    You forgot this one:D I'm in love with a fairy tale...
     
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  7. Falkentyne

    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    For what it's worth, I did the manual direct firmware update from win-raid.com on my MSI laptop, without even bothering to wait for "official" MSI updates, and it worked fine. I believe if the chipset is Intel 100/200/300, skylake or kabylake, PCH H or whatever it's called, and the old ME firmware was 11.7.x, then you can patch directly to 11.8.x with the intel flasher from the archive on win-raid. Or you can just use the official MSI stuff when they release it. As always, do it at your own risk. It worked for me though.
     
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    cierzo Newbie

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    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    So far, only 4 versions of the Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool (Version: 1.0.0.152 - latest). When will the 5 version come @tilleroftheearth? Next week?:D
     
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    Will this need doing on a brand new laptop?
     
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