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Researchers have found ways to use Intel's Management Engine

via:Solidot     time:2017/9/21 23:37:23     readed:770

Security researchers at Positive Technologies will meet at the European Black Hat security conference in DecemberPresentationThe Intel Management Engine exploits. From 2008 onwards, Intel processor platform have built a low power subsystem of Management Engine (ME), which contains one or more core processor, memory, clock system, internal bus, retention of protected memory, operating system and procedures of the that can access the main memory of the system and the network.ME can access and control PC, can start and shut down the computer, open the file, check all the running program, tracking button and move the mouse, can even capture screenshots, its function can be regarded as a system of "God mode". The researchers said, ME micro operation the kernel of a modified version of the MINIX operating system, is carried out with Linus Torvalds well-known controversy, Holland Vrije university professor Andrew Tanenbaum development. The researchers found that in Intel ME v11 A vulnerability that allows an attacker to run unsigned code on the platform control unit in which ME is located. Users of the main system may not be aware that their computer contains a malicious program that cannot be cleared

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