MSI announced the BIOS update for its 100, 200 and 300-based Gaming and Pro-Branded motherboards that upgraded the platform with the latest Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) 3.0 security update.
The MSI stated that the update improved the security compromise recently identified and handled by Intel, but the press release did not cite specific security reports.
“According to [a] recent Intel comprehensive security review, security vulnerabilities are identified and could potentially allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to platform features, secrets, and 3rd party secrets protected by Intel TXE. Therefore, Intel has validated and released Intel TXE 3.0 updates to address the encountered security situations.”
Intel has had some security flaws of this nature in recent months, with motherboard manufacturers releasing BIOS updates that deal with issues with Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM), and Small Business Technology (SBT). However, this new threat seems fresh, with the new 300 series motherboards arriving recently, and the MSI seems to be the first one to offer updates.
You can download the latest BIOS for your MSI 100, 200, or 300-series motherboard at the company’s website.