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Author: Adrian Zaugg
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] ..so, Orson Welles and Aldous Huxley predicted Microsoft & Lennart Poettering's "Brave New Trusted Boot World"? :oD [OT]
Hi Steve

In der Nachricht vom Monday, 7 November 2022 14:48:34 CET schrieb Steve Litt:
> Are you sure Tuxedo switches off the Intel ME? If so, that would be a
> MAJOR selling point. Wikipedia says, at
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Management_Engine the following:

There is an option in their BIOS to turn it off. This seems available on some
models like the "InfinityBook Pro 14 - Gen7", but not all of them. It is
mentioned under the security section.

Some security specialist around Dmitri Skljarow found in 2017 how to switch
off parts of the ME on Skylake and Kabylake processors. [1] I don't know if
Tuxedo's solution is based on that or if there are other/newer approaches for

Regards, Adrian.

[1] https://web.archive.org/web/20201111172743/http://blog.ptsecurity.com/