Comment NZ6D A step backwards


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A step backwards (Score: 1)

by on 2015-09-29 22:07 (#NZ6D)

Removing/disabling existing out-of-band management strikes me as a distinct step BACKWARDS. OoBM is extremely useful and convenient (and uncommon in consumer hardware). It's unfortunate that manufacturers don't put a high priority on the security of their OoBM firmware, so I understand the reason for the removal... but I'd still call it on-par with protecting your computer by completely disconnecting it from all networks. It'll be secure that way, but...


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2015-09-29 23:38 Overrated -1
2015-09-30 00:05 Underrated +1

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