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How to remote hijack computers using Intel's insecure chips: Just use an empty login string

gerdesj Silver badge

Damage limitation

This problem requires some sort of direct network access. If you have a router based on a Dell/HP/IBM/whatever Core i5 or 7 and your WAN connection comes from the NICs that are onboard then this could be an issue for you.

eg, you repurpose an old server system (with AMT) as a pfSense based router and plug an on board nic into WAN. That NIC is not directly accessible by anyone other than your ISP - in theory. Mind you, who knows what is on your ISP's network anyway?

You get the idea.

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