[tor-talk] Intel ME / AMT + NSL vs Tor Nodes

Roman Mamedov 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.

With respect,

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