Researchers figured out how to disable the Intel ME controller on Intel chipsets

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  1. Minimalist

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    This is awesome!
     
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    Of course, who would have doubted you Intel? After all, everyone knows that honesty and integrity are at the very foundation of large tech corporations like yourselves.
    Gold star award to anyone who can say that with a straight face :)
     
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    That's it, I'm switching to AMD.
     
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    Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel SA-00086)
     
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    What else would it do?

    Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) system provides system administrators with a method of remotely controlling and securing PCs.

    The 3letters are system administrators.
     
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    Yes their logic is: implement hardware level backdoor and by this introduce vulnerabilities to millions of computers for feature that less than 1% of them will use. And don't allow other 99% to disable it. :rolleyes:
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    Critical Flaws in Intel Processors Leave Millions of PCs Vulnerable
    https://thehackernews.com/2017/11/intel-chipset-flaws.html
     
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    From their blog:
    http://blog.system76.com/post/168050597573/system76-me-firmware-updates-plan
     
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    ME "disabling" by HAP is not a cure
    via Twitter - Joanna Rutkowska‏ @rootkovska
     
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    Intel Management Engine vulnerability: Microsoft says it doesn’t affect Surface
     
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