Gigabyte Responds To Intel ME Updates With New Motherboard BIOS

June 21, 2017
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In response to Intel’s latest Management Engine firmware updates, Gigabyte is in the process of updating the BIOS for its Q270, Q170, and X170-WS ECC series motherboards. The company has issued BIOS updates for motherboards equipped with X170, X150, B150, and B250 chipsets; updates for Q87, Q85, and B85 motherboards are currently in the works.

Intel recently discovered an Active Management Technology (AMT) security vulnerability. The vulnerability could enable an attacker to gain remote access to business PCs or devices that utilize Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM) or Intel Small Business Technology (SBT) Intel, working with the security researcher that discovered the flaw, released a Detection and Mitigation Tool last month after the vulnerability was publicly announced.

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