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Old 11-12-2017, 02:03 PM   #1
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LXer: The Truth About the Intelís Hidden Minix OS and Security Concerns


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If you have an Intel-chipset based motherboard, there are great chances it is equipped with the Intel Management (Intel ME) unit. This is not new. And concerns regarding the privacy issue behind that little know feature were raised for several years. But suddenly, the blogosphere seems to have rediscovered the problem.

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Old 11-14-2017, 03:38 PM   #2
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Nice article, interesting that it seems to be Minix based.

For those wondering if the ME subsystem is exploitable, read this article from The Register:

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Security researchers say they've found a way to exploit Intel's accident-prone Management Engine, and will reveal the problem at Black Hat Europe in December.

Positive Technologies researchers say the exploit “allows an attacker of the machine to run unsigned code in the Platform Controller Hub on any motherboard via Skylake+”.
More recent Register article here.

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