Gigabyte Implements Safety Measures Against Intel ME And TXE Security Vulnerabilities

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Whenever I hear about Intel and "security" features, the only thing that ever comes to mind is government backdoors (in particular, NSA and black-hat hacker) and, making life more difficult for anyone who isn't using the latest version of Windows.

    If I were really that paranoid about my security being breached at such a low-level, I'd rather just have a good firewall, or use a VM. I don't want Intel (or AMD for that matter - they're not much better about this) shoving their "features" down my throat. If they can be disabled, that's fine. But usually you can't toggle them.

    I don't care if government agencies spy on me; that's not my issue. What I care about is these things interfering with my experience as a user, and giving people a false sense of security. Meanwhile, companies like Gigabyte have to waste their time (and everyone else's) patching vulnerabilities.

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