MSI releases Intel TXE 3.0 BIOS update

Vendor says update is for 100, 200 and 300-series gaming and pro-branded motherboards

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MSI releases Intel TXE 3.0 BIOS update MSI is among the first to offer the update.
By  Manda Banda Published  November 11, 2017

Motherboard maker MSI has made available BIOS update for its 100, 200 and 300-series gaming and pro-branded motherboards that upgrades the platform with the latest Intel trusted execution engine (TXE) 3.0 security update.

MSI stated that the update rectifies recent security compromises that have been identified and addressed by Intel, but the statement didn't cite the specific security report.

"According to a recent Intel comprehensive security review, security vulnerabilities are identified and could potentially allow attackers to gain unauthorised access to platform features, secrets, and third party secrets protected by Intel TXE. Therefore, Intel has validated and released Intel TXE 3.0 updates to address the encountered security situations."

Intel has had several security flaws of this nature in recent months, with motherboard manufacturers releasing BIOS updates addressing issues with Intel's active management technology (AMT), Intel standard manageability (ISM), and small business technology (SBT). However, this new threat appears to be fresh, with 300-series motherboards only arriving recently, and MSI appears to be among the first to offer the update.

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