Reply to post: RE: Great link

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

theblackhand Silver badge

RE: Great link

Thanks for that - very useful.

It makes the point around a firewall running on an AMT-enabled system being unable to properly secure the system (I.e. Has the packet you sent to the firewall been intercepted by the management processor rather than the firewall CPU). I suspect that may affect a lot of security people's assumptions about their network setup if the firewall is running on an AMT platform through pfsense, virtualisation or similar. And I'm very interested to see if any vendors come out with firewall patches. As for any environment you can't physically validate yourself...

I tend to go for stupidity over malice when looking for explanations for this type of thing, but I'm going to add a bit my tinfoil to my head ware just in case...

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