[tor-talk] Intel ME / AMT + NSL vs Tor Nodes
rm at romanrm.net
Mon Dec 19 23:05:53 UTC 2016
On Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:20:41 -0000
"podmo" <podmo at sigaint.org> wrote:
> I could ...turn AMT off entirely.
Unfortunately that's only what it wants you to believe. With the capabilities
it has, and with its code being entirely closed source and unaudited, for a
truly secure system you can't rely on this "Okay I'm now turned off!"
Can't rely on "not using the on-board NIC" as suggested above either; it's
still a separate computer in your CPU, running proprietary code, and having
full read/write access to your RAM. It can mess with your apps, OS and
security in all sorts of interesting ways, and you can NOT be absolutely
certain that it doesn't.
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