[coreboot] coreboot & Absolute "Computrace"

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Thu Nov 22 20:35:05 CET 2018

David Potocnik wrote:
> Is it possible to remove/defuse this whole thing with a Coreboot flash?

That depends on the..

> technical details about how the peculiar Absolute thing operates.

..which I don't know. Here are some conditions:

If the Computrace thing is implemented exclusively in BIOS/UEFI then
yes, it is replaced by flashing coreboot.

But if the Computrace thing is implemented in part through a ME module
then no, it would not be completely replaced by coreboot per se, but
perhaps you could use me_cleaner to remove such a Computrace ME module
(if there is one), and combined with coreboot replacing BIOS/UEFI then
you would have removed all of it.

It seems likely that you could get rid of it, but you should look for
those technical details.


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