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

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RE[3]: Does this mean...
by The123king on Wed 11th Oct 2017 07:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Does this mean..."
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I'd say yes for x86-based platforms. Outside of that, maybe not so much

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RE[4]: Does this mean...
by CaptainN- on Thu 12th Oct 2017 18:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Does this mean..."
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Android must be the most popular by volume no? Certainly Linux is as far as kernels go.

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