[nSLUG] BIOS updating

Joel Maxuel j.maxuel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 08:16:26 ADT 2017

Thanks Dave.  I missed the memo on the active IME exploit.

May not be much help to me anyway, based on the summary of changes for my
latest MoBo update:

I can check to see how bad it is, and what steps I can take tonight:

Thank you again.

Joel Maxuel

"One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
 - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:06 PM, Dave Flogeras <dflogeras2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all, probably many know this, but it was a new discovery on me, and if
> it even helps one other person, all good.
> So the latest Intel MEI nastiness has prompted a round of BIOS updates on
> machines new and old.  It turns out that for systems that don't support
> flashing your firmware from the BIOS itself (a fairly new feature, and even
> on new hardware not always present), you have the option of using FreeDOS.
> I think I knew this before, but what I didn't know was that systemrescuecd
> (which most of us have within 5 feet of our persons at all times) has
> freedos buried in its boot menu.  If you put your DOS executable for
> flashing on a USB drive, and boot up, you can find the USB stick on C:\ or
> D:\ (depending on what USB drives are currently plugged in) and update
> directly from there.  There's lots of guides online so I wont try to
> explain all permutations, but maybe someone out there was like me and
> didn't realize systemrescuecd had this capability.
> Dave
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