A bit before Christmas last year, Intel provided sysadmins with a lovely present, vulnerabilities in the on chip Intel Management Engine which you could not even tell if they had been used to breach your systems. Intel have now publicly released four advisories pertaining to the IME, so that interested parties can investigate for themselves. These were already released to system builders and patches released, after a quite a long delay. This is better late than never … assuming you are not running anything older than a fourth generation Core processor.
"Now that Intel's advisory is public, it's clear that Chipzilla has known the particulars for some time, and has been privately working with computer manufacturers to push fixes ahead of disclosure. For example, Lenovo emitted firmware fixes in April, and Dell no later than June."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Apple confirms its new MacBook Pro keyboard has a 'membrane' to prevent dust borkage @ The Inquirer
- Windows 10 IoT Core Services unleashed to public preview @ The Register
- Intel's 9th-gen 'Coffee Lake S' processors could debut in August @ The Inquirer
- Analyzing Graphics Card Pricing: July 2018 @ TechSpot
- Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave @ The Register