Critical Flaws in Intel Processors Leave Millions of PCs Vulnerable

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    Intel just needs to remove ME at this point honestly
     
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    Yes, I agree with you, but I have no idea if it's possible.
     
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    Just downloaded the Tools and ran it.

    Code:
    Based on the analysis performed by this tool: This system is vulnerable.
    
    INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool
    Application Version: 1.0.0.128
    Scan date: 22/11/2017 00:48:12
    
    Host Computer Information
    Name: GT72-6QD
    Manufacturer: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.
    Model: GT72
    Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    
    Intel(R) ME Information
    Engine: Intel(R) Management Engine
    Version: 11.0.0.1173 
    SVN: 1
    
    Copyright(C) 2017, Intel Corporation, All rights reserved. 
    
    Hoping that MSI answers my ticket with my request for a system bios update though.
     
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    Vulnerable.PNG My system is vulnerable as well, hope that I can find a solution, dear @Mr. Fox please advise.
     
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    Everyone is vulnerable. Even my brand new desktop. But, honestly... don't lose any sleep over it. I am definitely not going to. I don't even use antivirus software. I think the media is making a bigger deal over this than we need them to. But, I agree that Intel ME should go. We never needed it as a dependency in the first place, and I think we would be just fine if they eliminated it.

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    Affected Intel Products

    Below is the list of the processor chipsets which include the vulnerable firmware:

    • 6th, 7th and 8th Generation Intel Core processors
    • Xeon E3-1200 v5 and v6 processors
    • Xeon Scalable processors
    • Xeon W processors
    • Atom C3000 processors
    • Apollo Lake Atom E3900 series
    • Apollo Lake Pentiums
    • Celeron N and J series processors
     
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    I agree with you @MrFox about ME. It does need to go big time even Intel's AMT has more security holes then a cheese greater.



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    Could one simply uninstall the ME driver or disable it in device manager or disable in the BIOS and forget about it? Ran the vulnerability tool on my m18x r1-> r2, says it is not vulnerable. another old alienware win lol
    not vulnerable.png
     
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