Pondering what Intel might be thinking...
Security Researcher: “Hey, Intel, your BIOS has these gaping big security holes.”
Intel Bug Investigator: “This whole platform is full of bugs. It’s going to take us weeks and weeks to fix it and validate the fixes.”
Intel Manager: “Nah, we’re not going to spend resources fixing old stuff that doesn’t have a solid revenue stream attached to it. Put your nose back to the grindstone working on that next Skylake refresh that we’re going to roll out as a ‘new’ generation.”
Intel Legal Department: “We can’t keep providing BIOSes that we have publicly acknowledged are defective. Take down any known vulnerable ones until new safe ones are available.”
Intel Web Monkey: “Roger that, taking down the old BIOSes until hell freezes over.”
1: i7-9700K, NH-D15, Z390M Pro4, 32GiB, RX Vega64, ½TB 960Pro +2TB MX500, Define Mini-C, SSR-850PX, LG 32UD99 + UltraSharp U2410, RK9000V2-BR
2: R5-3600X, Wraith Spire, B450M Steel Legend, 32GiB, RX5500XT, 2TB SX8200Pro, P160, SS-660XP2, TV, G610