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Many vendors will release fixes for flaws in the Intel Management Engine

Almost any PC vendor announced the imminent release of fixes for the flaws in Intel Management Engine, but many of them will be available only in 2018.

Intel hasstarted to issue security updated to fix multiple flaws in Intel’s CPUs, unfortunately many of them will not be available to the end-users until2018.

The tech giant has fixed multiple vulnerabilities inIntel’s Management Engine, Server Platform Services, and Trusted Execution Engine.

An attacker can exploit the vulnerabilities to remotely access the vulnerable machine and perform in a stealth way malicious activities, including to deliver a malware.

This type of flaws is very insidious because any countermeasure implemented at the operating system level is not able to detect malicious operation because Active Management Technology (AMT) has direct access to the computer’s network hardware. Malicious traffic is routed directly to the Management Engine and passed on to AMT, but the local OS never sees it.

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