Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Oct 2017 23:45 UTC

The Intel Management Engine ('IME' or 'ME') is an out-of-band co-processor integrated in all post-2006 Intel-CPU-based PCs. It has full network and memory access and runs proprietary, signed, closed-source software at ring -2, independently of the BIOS, main CPU and platform operating system - a fact which many regard as an unacceptable security risk (particularly given that at least one remotely exploitable security hole has already been reported).

In this mini-guide, I'll run through the process of disabling the IME on your target PC.

Apparently, the IME co-processor runs... MINIX 3. That is incredibly fascinating. This means every post-2006 Intel PC runs MINIX.

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Does this mean...
by jockm on Wed 11th Oct 2017 00:00 UTC
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Minix 3 is the most popular x86 Operating System?

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RE: Does this mean...
by Brendan on Wed 11th Oct 2017 06:20 in reply to "Does this mean..."
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Minix 3 is the most popular x86 Operating System?

Popularity implies people had a choice. For example; you can't say that Minix 3 is the most hated/least popular OS just because nobody wants Intel's management engine.

- Brendan

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RE[2]: Does this mean...
by Kochise on Wed 11th Oct 2017 06:55 in reply to "RE: Does this mean..."
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Is Windows the most popular operating system ?

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