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11-08-2019

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Absolute Computrace Agent

2019-11-11, 10:14 AM

Today's T480 update contains Absolute Computrace Agent.

 

Description from official website:

 

Computrace software is embedded in the firmware of computers right at the factory for tamper-resistance. The stealthy Computrace Agent is capable of surviving operating system re-installations as well as hard-drive reformats, replacements and re-imaging. It can be activated by customers when they purchase a subscription with terms ranging from one to four years.

It looks like a backdoor. Can it be permanently disabled?

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07-22-2019

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Re: Absolute Computrace Agent

2019-11-12, 1:55 AM

Hi,

According to the team there should be an option available in the BIOS to disable this feature if you don't want it (and if you're running Linux it doesn't make a lot of sense)

Mark

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