ms my visual studio now gives you access to vse, git repos, agile planning and priority forums

ms my visual studio now gives you access to visualstudio developer essentials, git repos, agile planning and priority forums

100s are now using to host sites including @datamaps and @vmware

100s are now using to host their sites including @datamaps and @vmware

for complete list see here based sites

amazon are finally shutting down the entire amazon astore feature

amazon are finally shutting down the entire amazon astore feature (they stopped you creating new astores in 2015) they now recommend you switch to the official Amazon Associates Link Builder plugin for WordPress

my amazon astores used to look like this 2017-07-08 09-46-06

but now

all these links will just redirect to


intel are running a webserver on your pc at localhost:16992 (using intel me mei amt rpat)

intel are running a webserver on your intel core vpro, i5, i7, i9 “business” pc at localhost:623 and localhost:16992 (using intel me mei amt rpat)

just browse to http://localhost:623 or http://localhost:16992 on your “business” pc now

pc’s based on intel “consumer” chipsets should not be affected and you will see NOTHING but on DELL OptiPlex, LENOVO ThinkPad and HP EliteBook “business” PCs you may see the text “INTEL ACTIVE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY”

intel me mei

if so you may want to keep reading

2011 – all about intel me mei amt and rpat

2016 – the prediction of a vulnerability

2017 –┬áthe announcement of the vulnerability

2017 – some more intel me mei amt rpat tools

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RADMIN have a Intel AMT KVM viewer you can try to remote control your PC

Intel AMT IAMT ISM IISM SBT ISBT vulnerability (INTEL-SA-00075) may affect business PCs

Intel AMT IAMT ISBT vulnerability (INTEL-SA-00075) may affect business PCs such as DELL Optiplexs and HP


Dell is aware of an industry-wide vulnerability described in this security bulletin from Intel that can affect Dell PCs that support system manageability via Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Small Business Technology (SBT), or Intel Standard Manageability (ISM). We are actively developing BIOS firmware updates to help customers mitigate their vulnerability.


Risk Assessment
Based on the analysis performed by this tool, this system is vulnerable.

The detected version of the Management Engine firmware is considered vulnerable for INTEL-SA-00075.

If Vulnerable, contact your OEM for support and remediation of this system. 
For more information, refer to CVE-2017-5689 in the following link: CVE-2017-5689
or the Intel security advisory Intel-SA-00075 in the following link: INTEL-SA-00075

INTEL-SA-00075 Detection Tool
Application Version:
Scan date: 2017-06-12 11:45:19

Host Computer Information
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Model: OptiPlex 790
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Windows Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

ME Information
SKU: Intel(R) Standard Manageability
Provisioning Mode: Not Provisioned
Control Mode: None
Is CCM Disabled: False
Driver installation found: True
EHBC Enabled: False
LMS service state: NotPresent
microLMS service state: NotPresent