a bit OT: used laptops, computrace rootkit
plug.mailing-list at iqinbox.com
Sun Mar 23 22:09:04 MDT 2014
The marketing videos on that site boast they can retrieve data, wipe the devices, and perform patch management (install whatever they feel like). Additional research shows there is *some* support for Linux, so unfortunately, you might still be vulnerable:
I don't think I'll be purchasing a used laptop without checking the BIOS/UEFI first.
If I were you, I would pursue getting Computrace disabled. If the company can't (or won't) disable it, I'd resell the laptop and buy another.
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