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    Intel patches nine-year-old enterprise CPU vulnerability

    Remote management vulnerability has been exploitable since the dawn of Core.
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    Re: Intel patches nine-year-old enterprise CPU vulnerability

    "The reporter explains that SemiAccurate has known about these vulnerabilities for over five years and has over this period communicated with dozens of Intel execs about the security issues - all apparently to no avail"

    So why not go public?

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    Re: Intel patches nine-year-old enterprise CPU vulnerability

    Quote Originally Posted by lon3wolf2002 View Post
    "The reporter explains that SemiAccurate has known about these vulnerabilities for over five years and has over this period communicated with dozens of Intel execs about the security issues - all apparently to no avail"

    So why not go public?
    Due to potential collateral damage

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    Re: Intel patches nine-year-old enterprise CPU vulnerability

    Quote Originally Posted by lon3wolf2002 View Post
    So why not go public?
    They did, granted they didn't release the technical details of how the exploit works but they were warning back in 2012 that vPro was a security risk.

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    Re: Intel patches nine-year-old enterprise CPU vulnerability

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lon3wolf2002 View Post
    So why not go public?
    They did, granted they didn't release the technical details of how the exploit works but they were warning back in 2012 that vPro was a security risk.
    I see, odd that no one could force Intel to fix it back then.

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    Re: Intel patches nine-year-old enterprise CPU vulnerability

    Intel is a money grabbing chimp - it was a poor idea of hardware based security forced upon enterprises to charge more money in the 1st place.

    See the investigation in 2012 here - http://semiaccurate.com/2012/05/15/intel-small-business-advantage-is-a-security-nightmare/

    Currently: http://semiaccurate.com/2017/05/01/remote-security-exploit-2008-intel-platforms/

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