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Intel flaw leaves system backdoor open

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Finnish cybersecurity firm F-Secure has discovered a glitch in Intel’s processors that would take any malicious actor with physical access to a PC or laptop less than a minute to exploit. The vulnerability lies in Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) remote maintenance feature, leaving a backdoor wide open to intruders…. Read more »

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Intel finally releases critical security patches

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As the world’s number two supplier of microchips and processors, Intel products feature in millions of PCs and servers all over the globe. It is therefore no laughing matter to discover that malicious actors can use long-standing vulnerabilities in Intel’s Trusted Execution Engines, Management Engines and Server Platform Services firmware… Read more »

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Intel forced to reveal ME kill switch

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For many years users have been complaining about Intel’s Management Engine feature, claiming that it was insecure and demanding that it should be permanently disabled. While it is a crucial component of Intel hardware, handling data streams between processor and external devices, the concern has always been that an attacker… Read more »

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Fingerprints are making a comeback

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In the era of DNA profiling, dusting for fingerprints may seem like a rather quaint old crime-busting technology. Nevertheless, in the world of cyber security it is poised to eclipse the password and the PIN number. A tech supergroup comprising Lenovo, Intel, Synaptics and PayPal are collaborating to develop a… Read more »

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Intel sheds cyber security arm

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As part of its major restructuring programme, Intel is reported to be considering the sale of its cybersecurity arm Intel Security (previously named McAfee – which it acquired in 2011). The chip-maker never quite succeeded in its quest to incorporate McAfee’s cyber security technology into its products and is now… Read more »

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