Intel ME - MINIX 3 O/S -Spy firmware (and removal?)

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    TMTGTR

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    Has anyone ever had direct experience with Intel ME, Minix, and/or removed it?

    Many claim it is a back door on every Intel Computer allowing full remote access:
    Intel's Secret CPU-On-Chip Management Engine (ME) Runs on MINIX OS
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...n-chip-management-engine-me-runs-on-minix-os/

    Some claim partial and full removal:
    Researchers Find a Way to Disable Much-Hated Intel ME Component Courtesy of the NSA
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...hated-intel-me-component-courtesy-of-the-nsa/

    Disabling Intel ME 11 via undocumented mode
    https://www.ptsecurity.com/ww-en/an...e-11-via-undocumented-mode/?sphrase_id=292910

    A comprehensive list of links on the subject:
    https://www.ptsecurity.com/ww-en/search/?q=Intel ME

    I'm first curious how well this is known by any forum members and if so any first hand experience in "seeing" it or disabling it...

    Lastly, If Intel has it, what would be the corresponding type on other chip-set manufacturers?
     
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    TMTGTR, Nov 25, 2023
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    Nobody? Oh well, when I get time I'll do another dive :confused:
     
    TMTGTR, Nov 27, 2023
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    Ahh, the infameous -3 Ring rootkit. I think you worry about it too much. This stuff sits pretty much everywhere if you are on Intel CPU. (Any "recent" I mean). You cant really fight with it. If you really care (and you are high profile target), just get some old P3 CPU or even lower, install some old Linux 2.2 or 2.4 and vioala. Or even go completly offline. I think its not worth the effort, those stuff is hard to exploit.

    The biggest problem I see these days is web and shitty browsers. Thats the first attack vector for even carefull users. Second is phishing. I would focus your efforts there.
     
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