Lenovo Yoga Book October 2017 Update

In October’s update for the Lenovo Yoga Book with Android. Users have now received support for the ExFAT filesystem, allowing files bigger than 2GB. This is probably in the wake of Lenovo announcing the new Yoga Book 2.0 with more storage capacity, turning your Yoga Book into a media entertainment system. The build number of …

What is the Intel SA-00086 vulnerability

The Intel SA-00086 is a critical vulnerability found in the Intel Management Engine. Attackers can gain unauthorized access to systems using Intel® ME feature, and 3rd party secrets protected by the Intel® Management Engine (ME), Intel® Server Platform Service (SPS), or Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (TXE). This includes the following scenarios where an attacker could: …

Why I Chose ThinkPad For Music Production

  It seems these days that every music artist/producer/DJ/whatever is using MacBooks and other Apple products. I, on the other hand, chose to go a different route: I chose to use ThinkPads. Lenovo products, let alone ThinkPads and other Think products, are greatly underrated in the music industry and very rarely utilized. I think this …

Skylake overclocking and undervolting guide

This guide will show you how to overclock your Skylake CPU using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility or also known as Intel XTU. If you do not have a processor with an unlocked multiplier, overclocking may either be disabled or severely limited. Use undervolting and overclocking with caution. Lowering the voltage too much can cause instability. Overvolting is …

Fix for SMM “Incursion” attack for some Lenovo laptops

Some Lenovo machines contained incursion vulnerabilities that allow breaking into System Management Mode (SMM). While most recent ThinkPads are affected, there are also some affected consumer machines. Lenovo describes the vulnerabilities as follows: Some BIOS implementations permit unsafe System Management Mode (SMM) function calls to memory locations outside of System Management RAM (SMRAM). An attacker …