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Title: The Intel Management Engine runs MINIX at ring -3
Post by: JeGX on November 06, 2017, 08:03:42 PM
The Intel Management Engine is a co-processor integrated in all post-2006 Intel-CPU-based PCs. This co-processor runs a customized version of MINIX at ring -3. That means the Intel Management Engine has full access to network, memory and to the whole computer!

Links:

- MINIX — The most popular OS in the world, thanks to Intel (https://www.networkworld.com/article/3236064/servers/minix-the-most-popular-os-in-the-world-thanks-to-intel.html)

- Intel Management Engine runs on MINIX 3 OS (https://hexus.net/tech/news/software/111857-intel-management-engine-runs-minix-3-os/)

- Disabling the Intel Management Engine with a Raspberry Pi 3 (https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Sakaki%27s_EFI_Install_Guide/Disabling_the_Intel_Management_Engine)

- Neutralizing Intel’s Management Engine (https://hackaday.com/2016/11/28/neutralizing-intels-management-engine/)

- Intel's Management Engine is a security hazard, and users need a way to disable it (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/05/intels-management-engine-security-hazard-and-users-need-way-disable-it)

- Intel ME: The Way of Static Analysis (http://blog.ptsecurity.com/2017/04/intel-me-way-of-static-analysis.html)

- Intel Active Management Technology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Active_Management_Technology)