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Intel Management Engine Vulnerability Exposes Millions of PCs to Undetectable Attacks, Claims Security Firm - Enviro Led Tech
HIGHLIGHTS Intel’s Management Engine is a microcontroller in PC motherboard chipsets Intel recently switched to the embedded Minix operating system It can be bridged to the USB subsystem allowing remote access Security research firm Positive Technologies has said it will demonstrate an exploit that allows the running of arbitrary unsigned code on any PC with an Intel 6th Gen ‘Skylake’ Core CPU or later. The security hole exists because of Intel’s Management Engine, a tiny microprocessor that exists within the platform controller, or chipset, of every PC motherboard built for Intel processors. The Intel Management Engine (IME) was introduced to allow functions such as remote booting and administration, but it also handles the initialisation of the CPU and its power management. It