Updating intel bios

Posted by / 02-Jan-2018 14:36

Updating intel bios

###### _Note: If your NUC is not recognizing the USB drive, please make sure it's formatted FAT or FAT32._ ## Step 3 - Configure Your BIOS for ROCK You’ll need to make a couple of quick changes to your NUC’s BIOS in order for ROCK to work properly.

At this point, your monitor and keyboard should still be attached to the NUC.

Here’s how to check what BIOS version your computer is using and flash that new BIOS version onto your motherboard as quickly and safely as possible. If your computer freezes, crashes, or loses power during the process, the BIOS or UEFI firmware may be corrupted.

This will render your computer unbootable—it’ll be “bricked.” Your computer’s BIOS version is displayed in the BIOS setup menu itself, but you don’t have to reboot to check this version number.

You can find the latest BIOS by visiting Intel’s [Download Center](https://downloadcenter.intel.com/) and searching for your NUC’s model (ie "`NUC5i3`"). Once it’s complete, remove the USB drive and reboot.

For now, leave the monitor and keyboard attached -- you’ll need them in the next step.

How can I determine the version of the IME firmware on my system?

I noticed the following statement on the BIOS download page: "HP strongly recommends updating the Management Engine firmware to version 11.0.18.1002 to prevent BIOS/Management Engine firmware corruption issues.".

The latest version of the IME firmware for download is 11.0.0.1202 ...

Heck, if anything, the outrage should be that we owners of these systems have no way to shut off this insecure closed source security processor within a processor that has access to everything (even when the system is powered down)...

You probably shouldn’t update your BIOS, but sometimes you need to.

Thinking of not updating what works without an understanding of what broken thing was fixed with the update is simple a dangerous view to have these days.

As such, either do some research or take the Intel or your OEM's advice and update these critical ME vulnerabilities according to the Intel/OEM critical advisories.

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ME has had some serious security issues discovered and reported to Intel this year.