Backdoor in the intel processor
Since 2006, Intel chipsets have been using the standalone Intel Management Engine, starting with the Core 2 Duo generation.
The new system includes a separate processor and firmware running on it. It provides full access to all computer hardware including:
Even when the computer is turned off, the firmware continues to work. it's impossible to disable, but it is possible to neutralize it with a tool such as
- main processor
- device RAM
- devices connected to the computer