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Intel Active Management Technology Vulnerability

Certain Intel processors have a security vulnerability that you can read about at the Intel site or at the NIST Computer Security Resource Center. Make certain that you install the latest version of the Intel vulnerability analyzer which as of today was found here. The tool tells you if your computer is vulnerable to allowing a nonprivileged user can obtain privileged access to your machine. I ran the tool and received this message:

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Figure 1. Computer not vulnerable.

If you install an old version of the tool and then install a newer version, expect to have to reboot.

Published Friday, June 2, 2017 7:30 AM by John Paul Cook
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About John Paul Cook

John Paul Cook is a database and Azure specialist in Houston. He previously worked as a Data Platform Solution Architect in Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. John is also a Registered Nurse currently studying to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2. Connect on LinkedIn

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