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Cool .. looks like Dell **will** be releasing a BIOS update on (or before) 2 Jan 2018 for my E6530's but not my E6520

Full Dell PC list (including links as the BIOS's become available) here:
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln308237/dell-client-statement-on-intel-me-txe-advisory--intel-sa-00086-?lang=en
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Yeap, but I have an Asus ...
...though, according to the Intel tool, I'm not affected ...
The more I read about it, the least I trust they are being honest...
See for example http://blog.ptsecurity.com/2017/08/disabling-intel-me.html?m=1
...US GOV-HPA??

What's true?... oh, well... Google already knows everything anyway
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you knew "they were" eventually gonna mention the NSA... 

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HAP refers to the US government's High Assurance Platform Program, a secure computing program run by the NSA in collaboration with the tech industry. According to Bleeping Computer, disabling ME requires setting the relevant bit to '1'.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/researchers-say-intels-management-engine-feature-can-be-switched-off/
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And the west are bitching about Kaspersky .. ya gotta larf :))
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Yeap, you don't really know who to trust, do you?

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I do .. NOBODY :))
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Obviously ...
...but, you still have to deal with everybody else...

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Well not really .. if I have any secrets I simply don't put them on a PC/phone/tablet/interweb/or even paper, end of story .. anything outside of my head I don't consider secure, the rest is just about 'degree'.

Hasn't this always been the case ?

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So the fact it was me on the grassy knoll is still 100% secure .. Doh!!!
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Kapersky IT techs all attend the same alphabet agency happy hours... and decide who's gonna be the fear monger of the week...

meanwhile I have my home-built rig and hafta wait for Intel to release a block/patch for something they "created" for the Alphabets?
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Well not really .. if I have any secrets I simply don't put them on a PC/phone/tablet/interweb/or even paper, end of story .. anything outside of my head I don't consider secure, the rest is just about 'degree'.

Hasn't this always been the case ?

[EDIT]

So the fact it was me on the grassy knoll is still 100% secure .. Doh!!!
You're absolutly right. One of the reasons I've never understood why people write diaries?!?

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Cool .. looks like Dell **will** be releasing a BIOS update on (or before) 2 Jan 2018 for my E6530's but not my E6520 [...]

Yes! Score (Desktop) ...





And, score, again (Laptop) ...





Gotta love them Dell peeps   :-*

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Yeap, but I have an Asus ...

ASUS ? 



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Yes, an Asus from March 2016 (that I bought) on PM 7 with a few visual tweaks, and a HP from May 2012, that I've recovered from the IT-dump at work, on Void linux with musl libC and Awesome wm.
Theses are my machines
I also take care of my daughters HP, can't check the BIOS date right now, also recovered from the same place, running Bodhi linux.
Nothing to be ashamed about  :D
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Nothing to be ashamed about  :D

Yup. Just kidding you, bro.

I had a problem with an ASUS rebate, this year - that's all.

I still have psychotic breaks, every time I 'hear' their name, like the maniac in that movie. LoL!  ;D

Probably wasn't even ASUS' fault - rather, it was the scumbags that processed their rebates ...