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Re: [tor-talk] company devised process to disable Intel Management Engine



Interesting, do you have a proof of concept supporting that desktop PCs without remote administration such as AMT, can still be reached remotely via Intel ME?

Besides Intel ME there is also the AMD version, which people seem to forget about or even discuss.

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] company devised process to disable Intel Management Engine
> Local Time: December 11, 2017 8:50 AM
> UTC Time: December 11, 2017 7:50 AM
> From: ktr-theonionrouter AT dea.spamcon.org
> To: tor-talk AT lists.torproject.org
>
> On 12/10/2017 7:01 PM, InterN0T wrote:
>
>> Keep in mind that just because you have a laptop that uses an Intel processor, doesn't necessarily mean that you also have Intel ME enabled by default. I don't think my laptops support this feature unless I've missed something that someone can enlighten me about.
>
> No, today it's in virtually all Intel processors used in desktops and
> laptops. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Management_Engine .
> Most consumer PCs don't have ME firmware that supports remote management
> features such as AMT. But even consumer PCs still have running ME
> firmware which still does various stuff and has almost total access and
> control of your PC. The ME firmware has an API that can be called from
> Windows (I don't know about Linux, but I'd be really surprised) to have
> the ME do things like decryption.
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