[tor-talk] hardware recommendations

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 22:41:09 PDT 2015

On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 5:49 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
> Intel has AMT and opaque microcode updates, other CPU vendors have
> similar fun hardware features.
> Further reading regarding AMT from the FSF:
>   https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/active-management-technology

Some Intel docs indicate that remote AMT requires their "LM" series lan
controllers. The Intel programming guides and block diagrams indicate
an ability to update (and perhaps by that to zero) the AMT and related firmware.
Their general CPU microcode is signed. Didn't read far enough yet to
tell the full scope of what is in their programming guides in these areas.

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