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Microsoft Surface devices and Intel AMT

During the initial Intel AMT bug report, Xeno of Apple tweeted that Apple didn’t use AMT.

Recently, Microsoft has also stated that the Surface devices don’t use AMT:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/surface/2017/06/01/intel-amt-vulnerability-and-surface-devices/

https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/microsoft-surface/117346/surface-devices-not-vulnerable-intel-amt-exploit

 

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Apple to prevent future firmware modifications?

” I have just come accross a piece of news on a German tech news site that states that Apple is working on anti-firmware modifications that may affect future installations od MacOS on Hackintosh: https://www.heise.de/newsticker/mel…r-Firmware-Modifikationen-warnen-3708495.html (if anyone has an alternative source in English please post it).”

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/anti-firmware-modification-from-apple.221647/

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https://www.heise.de/security/meldung/macOS-Sierra-Apple-will-vor-Firmware-Modifikationen-warnen-3708495.html?wt_mc=rss.security.beitrag.rdf

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apple_set_os.efi: unlock Intel IGD on MacBook Pro

apple_set_os.efi: Tiny EFI program for unlocking the Intel IGD on the Macbook Pro 11,3 for Linux and Windows. It has been made to be easily chainloaded by unmodified EFI bootloader like Grub, rEFInd etc. The Macbook Pro 11,3 model’s EFI is switching off the Intel GPU if you boot anything but Mac OS X. So a little trick by faking the OS identifiction is required to make all hardware accessible. All credits belong to Andreas Heider who originally discovered this hack.[…]

https://github.com/0xbb/apple_set_os.efi

More info:
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-devel/2013-12/msg00442.html

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alloc8 untethered bootrom exploit for iPhone 3GS

Write-up for alloc8: untethered bootrom exploit for iPhone 3GS
alloc8 brings freedom to millions of iPhone 3GS devices, forever, by exploiting a powerful vulnerability in function malloc in the bootrom. Both revisions of iPhone 3GS bootrom are vulnerable, but old bootrom is also vulnerable to 24Kpwn, which is faster than alloc8.[…]

https://github.com/axi0mX/alloc8

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