Question Dell latitude e6400 BIOS security question's

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Hi all

How important is it to have the newest BIOS/motherboards for security on my home network ? Throw away laptop or look into custom flash for security fixes if is needed ?
 
One thing for Dell laptops to have in mind: There is a way to get into BIOS with admin settings <removed>. If this is your only security measure, think about using BitLocker (or similar) drive-encrypting technology.
 
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One thing for Dell laptops to have in mind: There is a way to get into BIOS with admin settings <removed>. If this is your only security measure, think about using BitLocker (or similar) drive-encrypting technology.
OK so dell is garbage.. TY for shearing. any idea about compac laptop ?
 
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Some BIOS updates do indeed address actual faults.
But, you have to consider...some attacker would need physical access to this system, or at least be local on your LAN.
my network has ben compromised. I had a home invasion and have not ben abel to completely fix it. So I'm at the point wear I might have to throw everything away. Thought I might start with reflashing everything in a controlled envier mint. Very challenging !

No, Dells are NOT 'garbage'.

How did this attacker get the Service Tag number?
sounds like any service tag will do this.
 
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