The Intel Management Engine (ME), which is a separate processor and operating system running outside of user control on most x86 systems, has long been of concern to users who are security and privacy conscious. Google and others have been working on ways to eliminate as much of that functionality as possible (while still being able to boot and run the system). Ronald Minnich from Google came to Prague to talk about those efforts at the 2017 Embedded Linux Conference Europe.
Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go
2017-11-22 Hardware 5 Comments
Since this is a thing: https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-000…
And then this: https://www.gigabyte.com/Press/News/1582