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Intel Management Engine Patched

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Could you show some documentation? It is kinda the info pushed to us to believe.
Earlier versions of ME before v6.0 allowed the whole firmware blob to be disabled.

From Libreboot FAQ:
ME firmware versions 6.0 and later, which are found on all systems with an Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPU and a PCH, include “ME Ignition” firmware that performs some hardware initialization and power management. If the ME’s boot ROM does not find in the SPI flash memory an ME firmware manifest with a valid Intel signature, the whole PC will shut down after 30 minutes.
 
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Earlier versions of ME before v6.0 allowed the whole firmware blob to be disabled.
Well it doesn't stop the Chinese even to make in house even X99 boards with no ME present at all or with an option to hard disable it. They are reusing plain AMI bios, with bits mostly from Pegatron. Bios itself is a very modular thing and recently quite well explored. So it is ME7, ME8 and ME9. If I haven't held such funny sight in my own hands I wouldn't believe it also, in my case it is ME7.1. But as RTB said... there are plenty of undocumented things regarding this... ahem cancer. I treat it as a risk. Any secret code without an option to look it and compile yourself and compare is a potential hazard. Prove me wrong.

It also basically proves actually ME is not needed. The 30min limit is an artificial limitation set, it is a countermeasure.
 
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The discussion over IME and its vulnerabilities have been going on for over a decade, it was called something like the NSA spyware chip due to the rumored remote back door. If a patch for it makes big news, its likely there was more patched than was noted, like that back door is working again?. :rolleyes:
Trust me you do want me patches. There never was any evidence for a backdoor either, people have taken that thing apart three ways if not a dozen more by now.

If the backdoor really is,
Ain't.

there are plenty of undocumented things regarding this... ahem cancer.
Yeah, indeed. Mostly out of date binaries in an old minix install. :(

It's almost comical.
 
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There never was any evidence for a backdoor either, people have taken that thing apart three ways if not a dozen more by now.
The tinfoil hat conspiracists (is that even a word?) say there is and its still hidden. Just ask China.


:roll::roll::roll:
 
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Well, it is not as a backdoor like it was made for it, it just has some zero day class exploit to gain the same. Backdoor or known bug, same imho. Thinking that it is flawless and does not have bugs is naive. Was it intentional or not, who knows...

Knowing how buggy things really are recently, those fings pop out like mushrooms after rain. Disabling it would be the most mature option.
 
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