Comment NZE7 Re: 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...

Re: A step backwards (Score: 2, Insightful)

by on 2015-09-30 00:05 (#NZE7)

I think the overriding factor is that its all currently closed source, with chunks being supplied by 3rd party developers. If the laptop does well, maybe it will help nudge these companies to developing an open-source equivalent to protect their market share; better yet, the community creates a solution themselves


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2015-09-30 18:16 Insightful +1

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