Serious Vulnerabilities in Intel Processors Makes Millions of PCs and Servers Susceptible to Hack Attacks

Dominant chip maker Intel finally concedes that a feature on its Processors that allows remote management of PCs/Servers, has highly severe bugs.

The worst has been confirmed. In a recently released security advisory, Intel has accepted what many independent research groups have been alluding to over the recent past. Security researchers detected severe flaws in the Management Engine, Server Platform Services and Trusted Execution Engine, placing at risk millions of machines.

The security holes allow malicious attackers to possibly steal private and critical information from servers and PCs, load and execute random and nasty code unknown to the user, or simply crash the system. The most severe consequence could be a complete compromise of platforms.

Intel has released security fixes and is asking affected customers to update the Firmware on the machines.

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