Patch the latest Intel security flaw by installing these updates

2 minute read

Home » News » Patch the latest Intel security flaw by installing these updates

Last week, Intel announced that a severe security flaw in some of its chips left thousands of devices vulnerable to hackers.

Security researchers revealed the problem was worse than they initially believed since the flaw could allow attackers to remotely gain control over the affected devices. More specifically, 8,000 potential devices are affected.

More about this vulnerability

The vulnerability comes from something called Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), which allows devices to be remotely managed in order to make it easier to update software and to also perform maintenance, a feature is usually used by businesses.

The AMT is integrated at a chip level, so it can do more than other management tools. When a system administrator is using AMT, he can remotely access and control a computer’s mouse and keyboard or can even turn on a device that’s been shut down.

Security researchers found that AMT’s web portal can be accessed with just the user admin and any password.

How to check if your computer is affected

The flaw doesn’t affect every Intel chip. Since it’s rooted in AMT, it affects most businesses and some consumers. Helpfully, Intel released a downloadable discovery tool which will analyze your system for the vulnerability.

How to patch this vulnerability?

Update your firmware as soon as possible in order to fix this problem. Intel already created a patch that will soon be released. Meanwhile, Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Fujitsu have already rolled their own.

You can read more about this security flaw on Intel’s Support page.

RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:

Discussions

Next up

Microsoft Edgde’s dark mode will include New Tab page

Vlad Turiceanu By: Vlad Turiceanu
Less than a 1 minute read

When it comes to the latest features for the new Chromium Edgde, Microsoft is listening more and more to what users want and need. That’s […]

Continue Reading

This is how you can fix frequent Gears 5 errors on PC and Xbox

Zille Huma avatar. By: Zille Huma
2 minute read

You may experience dozens of bugs while playing Gears 5 on your Windows machine. Most of them are displayed in the form of error codes. Normally, […]

Continue Reading

How to make Chrome ask when closing multiple tabs [WE ANSWER]

Alexandra Miu avatar. By: Alexandra Miu
2 minute read

Despite the fact that Chrome is the market holder and the most used browser in the world, it still has some things that can be […]

Continue Reading