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Dell SupportAssist contained RCE flaw allowing miscreants to remotely reflash your BIOS with code of their creation

Chris Gray 1


Hmm. My Dell 2000 from 2013 seems to be too old to be vulnerable. F2 brings up something quite different from what the info on the Dell site says. Oh well, due to paranoia, I never have networking on while it is booting. At least, the cable isn't plugged in, and I very rarely use it with Wifi (it's a foot from the router), so that's turned off at the Ubuntu Mate level. It still has Windows 8.1 on it, which I haven't deliberately booted for a couple of years, and which I never let onto the internet. Paranoid? Me? Dang Windows rewrites the boot order stuff on every boot, whereas Linux only does it on an install, so I have to be quick with the F-key that changes boot order...

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