MINIX on vPro (AMT) supported Intel CPU's (vulnerability)

Discussion in 'Intel Processors' started by El_Capitan, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. El_Capitan

    El_Capitan Limp Gawd

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    Old news for some. Please read the articles below. Basically, any K-series CPU from Intel doesn't have vPro support, until you get to the 8600K and 8700K. Luckily, I still just use 3570K's, 3770K's, 3930K's, and some old i7 980X's.

    Intel CPU list for vPro support:
    https://ark.intel.com/Search/FeatureFilter?productType=processors&VProTechnology=true

    Intel Management Engine Vulnerability Exposes Millions of PCs to Undetectable Attacks, Claims Security Firm:
    https://gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/ne...e-technologies-security-vulnerability-1773805

    MINIX Creator Andrew Tanenbaum Sends Open Letter to Intel Over MINIX Drama:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/238677/...m-sends-open-letter-to-intel-over-minix-drama
     
  2. reb00tin

    reb00tin Gawd

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    Intel ME firmware Big Brother backdoor is scary. Does AMD have the same?
     
  3. Communism

    Communism Limp Gawd

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    All systems that have a remotely accessible layer that is lower level than the OS have NSA backdoors.

    This is common knowledge.

    This includes all network connected "management engines" as well as most high end network equipment sold by US vendors (Cisco etc.).

    NSA also has master keys for the public/private key authentication/verification systems for all major US key verification companies, like Verisign, Microsoft, Google, etc.
     
  4. Shintai

    Shintai [H]ardness Supreme

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    They do. Its called PSP there and unlike IME it actually got access to the entire systems memory space.
     
  5. reb00tin

    reb00tin Gawd

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    Doesn't Intel Management Engine need a Windows driver to work? What about those of us running Linux?
     
  6. ryan_975

    ryan_975 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    No; IME itself is a micro computer running inside the chip set that manages things like main processor initialization, power management, and remote administration. The Windows drivers just lets the OS talk to the IME Interface.