I'm running Puppy Linux on an Acer VM6630G business computer and have just now read about the vulnerability in Intel chipsets with AMT.
In the bios, there is a menu that gives a choice to deactivate 'Intel AMT' and I have now done so.
But, from browsing the Internet in search of an answer, the scene only became confusing whether it actually addressed the vulnerability by actually turning off AMT.
Acer does list a bios firmware update they claim addressed the vulnerability, but I get the impression it doesn't turn off AMT.
I'd rather not flash the bios if the option to deactivate AMT works for my situation, since I don't need any IT involvement, it's only used as a home computer.
So my question is, will the bios option to turn off AMT aviod the vulnerability?
Edited by hamluis, 14 October 2017 - 08:50 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to Gen Security - Hamluis.