Open source alternatives to proprietary BIOS

Interesting thread discussing Intel ME.

Modern CPUs have a backstage cast

Everyone loves to talk about the Intel ME backdoor but Intel ME is used for a lieu of security features - notably things like Intel’s BootGuard.

Its low level access is indeed a problem, but most people are not going to use hardware several decades old to avoid such a backdoor. And barely any laptops support having their proprietary BIOS replaced with an open one.

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