Intel ME vulnerability (BIOS Updates?!)

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Sorry if I am cranky.
    This is day 3 of NO caffeine...This is self imposed and may not last much longer. I am to the point that I m getting on my own nerves.
     
  2. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

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    Shawn I know what you are going through. Day 37 for me. Been on these drugs and coffee taste like crap....not good
     
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  3. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    if i may inquire , what drugs might those be ?

    yeppers ...
    i quit caffeine (soda , tea , etc .) after i wound up in the hospital 4 years (?) ago ... mainly due to a viral infection chewing on/up my heart .
    after that my BP was hard to control ... meds and other stuff required .
    after quite some time my doc said i could have two cups of coffee in a 24 hour period .
    oh boy !
    heh ... here i was all set to enjoy a cup in the morning ... smelled ok ... took a sip and gagged a little .
    can't say whether it was the meds , my taste buds and nose coming back to life (i had also quit smoking ... another neat story) or both .
    i started making my own coffee and (eventually) i could have two cups a day without my BP/heart rate launching .

    twice a day i recorded my BP/heart rate and other symptoms or notes on a spreadsheet held in my '30 and my main windows machine .
    a friend commented after a couple of years : "i thought the caffeine and nicotine were affecting you adversely ... i can now see that that was not the case ... you are still a horses' arse" .
    o_O:p
     
  4. Karl Klammer

    Karl Klammer Notebook Consultant

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  5. tomcatsniper

    tomcatsniper Notebook Guru

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    Yes, I read the github post. Very interesting but quite risky. In the case you have a full bios dump it is ok otherwise I wouldn't try it.

    I saw that laptops that have a broken ME and don't report the version in BIOS they have a big delay until the display is turned on and starts booting. Something like 30 seconds or more. Also I noticed the issue with LAN card detection under Linux also could be caused by problem with ME firmware.

    But from what you are saying it could be that your laptops have the ME removed from factory and this is working fine. Would be nice to have the option to order the laptop without ME firmware. Less issues I would say.
     
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  6. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Standard boot delay as far as I am concerned.
     
  7. tomcatsniper

    tomcatsniper Notebook Guru

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    Hello,

    I would be interesting to have a full dump to see how they did it in the official way and not with me_cleaner.

    Maybe you can have a look and post some details from the bios dump.
     
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    Karl Klammer Notebook Consultant

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