Intel’s patched a remote execution exploit that’s been lurking in their chips for the past nine years, we’ve got the details & some handy tips to check if you’re affected. Then Dan does a deep dive into friend of the show Tarsnap: what it is, how to use it & why it’s so awesome. Plus we discuss when we use external services versus building ourselves & a few tips for lightweight backup solutions that might work for you.
Then your fantastic feedback, a riotous roundup & so much more!
Every Intel platform with either Intel Standard Manageability, Active Management Technology, or Small Business Technology, from Nehalem in 2008 to Kaby Lake in 2017 has a remotely exploitable security hole in the IME (Intel Management Engine)
Costs about $0.75 a day – storing about 87G total, and adding about 1.6GB / month
I have not deleted any old backups since I started.