I just can't fathom why they'd do that. If it was security, have a method to ENABLE it in the BIOS.
I get so tired of having to ask someone's permission to do something. "Can I use my PC as a headless low stress server?" "NO, it's a PC not a server." "Here, let me install the equivalent to piping my video card output to /dev/null."
I didn't consider miners. That could be a possibility though I thought they used high end graphics cards to mine? If the code is burned into the BIOS ROM and they didn't have time to fix the bug correctly before the batches were made, it might have been the quickest dirtiest fix they could do to hide... more
It's the dumbest anti-feature I can think of- Puckdropper,Sat Jun 25 2022 11:54pm