CPU/hardware backdoors, coming up with solutions ....
06/26/2021 (Sat) 11:09:26
usually, it would require to externally/internally flash a libreboot bios and/or remove Intel ME with me_cleaner then install a fully free system such as parabola, so in this way the CIA can't glow on that computer.
fsf's ryf approved notebooks meet the requirements of freedom in hardware. sadly those resources aren't so accessible.. buying a ThinkPad made before intel ME and internally flashing libreboot (specifically X60) seems to be the easiest way to replicate what fsf did. in which sadly I couldn't find any X60 out there.
RISC-V powered computers are also an alternative, though I don't know any computer/notebook that has a RISC-V CPU .
ARM powered computers such as raspberry pi 4 seems to be a safe alternative since I haven't seen anyone whistleblowing about backdoors nor spyware on their hardware nor software, is it safe though ? what are your thoughts on this matter ?