Path To Intel Management Engine JTAG Discovered

Two gentlement associated with a firm calling itself "Positive Technologies" have documented a manner for acquiring JTAG access to the "Intel Management Engine" on a machine running an 'Apollo Lake' family Intel Celeron (archived). Their recipe involves creating a special debug mode dongle of the sort used for opening up other consumer devices. This has been a very rough year for Intel's marketing wank.

2 thoughts on “Path To Intel Management Engine JTAG Discovered

  1. The funniest bit is where the "security" circus clowns present the find as a "vulnerability" that "needs patching", rather than the reality, i.e. a successful anti-Fritz cure.

    • Something something lambs to slaughter…

      Anyways, probably too early to call it a cure. Could just be a step towards one.

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