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The Dell XPS 15 9570 with Core i9 is immune to Active Management Technology-related issues

Dell XPS 15 9570 with Intel Core i9 is immune to AMT vulnerabilities
Dell XPS 15 9570
While the Dell XPS 15 9570 that uses the high-end Intel Core i9 processor comes with vPro disabled, some users are afraid of the AMT-related vulnerabilities that could allow a remote attacker to gain control of their machines. Frank Azor confirmed that the issues have been patched already and the machine should be immune to such attacks.

Until Dell finally decides to share some official information about the XPS 15 9580 — as it would be natural for the company to baptize the successor of the currently available XPS 15 9570 — quite a few customers chose to get one of the Intel Core i9-8950HK-powered configurations they can find or to buy a custom maxed out setup, if possible.

The potential problem is that the Intel Core i9 could be vulnerable to the remote attacks that take advantage of the Active Management Technology (AMT) flaw discovered a few months ago (see the video embedded at the end of the article for more details about this severe security issue). Fortunately, Frank Azor has just confirmed — via Twitter, as usual — that all Dell XPS 15 9570 users should not worry about this.

When asked about the potential AMT vulnerability of the Intel Core i9-driven XPS 15 9570, Azor posted the following reply: "Known issues with AMT have been patched and solved in our BIOS.  I've been informed XPS 15 should be immune."

As a side note, US customers who need the Intel Core i9 processor should configure the US$2,159.99 model that comes with the Intel Core i7-8750H processor inside by default. This drives the price up by US$350, but those who would also like to have the 4K touchscreen display added as well will have to shell out an extra US$400. For more XPS 15 9570 customization options, feel free to check out this page.


Frank Azor (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-07-27 (Update: 2018-07-28)