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: …

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 …

ThinkPad W541 vs ThinkPad W550s

If you are reading this, you are probably trying to choose between the ThinkPad w541 which is capable of using quad core Haswell processors or the ThinkPad W550s which uses low voltage dual core processors from Intel with a newer Maxwell graphics card, the Quadro K620M. The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is a rebranded ThinkPad W540. …