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Our beloved GOD tool got rekt – Intel ME vs. security researchers

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In the light of the recent bugs found in Intel ME, every PC user should be aware of what kind of “above root” tools are implemented in all of the most recent Intel (since 2015) and AMD (since 2013) CPUs. Why should you bother with this? Because in Intel’s case there is a good chance it can be remotely accessed. First of all what the heck is ME?

Intel ME & AMD PSP are both stinky!

“The Management Engine is a barely documented black box. It has its own CPU and its own operating system – recently, an x86 Quark core and MINIX – that has complete control over the machine, and it functions below and out of sight of the installed operating system and any hypervisors or antivirus tools present.” – quote taken from theregister.co.uk

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