Intel CPU’s and privacy
Almost all the modern Intel CPU’s contain a thing called vPro.
It’s an umbrella marketing term that contain lot’s of various technologies but the first and most important is Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT).
It’s firmware that is run by secret ARC microprocessor.
Intel calls it “Intel Management Engine (ME)”. Basically, another CPU that has total control over your computer, network connection, bypassing any OS and giving access to your computer remotely possible.
Highjack an Intel CPU
A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was more severe than many people imagined, because it allowed hackers to remotely gain administrative control over huge fleets of computers without entering a password. This is according to technical analyses published Friday.