I really hope you don't have recent Intel motherboards in any of your computers- otherwise, you very likely have Intel's Management Engine as part of your BIOS/UEFI. It's a very interesting technology if you are the one controlling it- it's basically another OS inside your computer that's trusted to do everything- with it's own networking stack as well. It's also hugely undocumented, and the main reason Flashrom can't be used safely on vast numbers of recent computers with Intel motherboards.
Originally Posted by uid313
Wow, Intel Management Engine and AMT is pretty creepy stuff.
Originally Posted by dashcloud
It is intended for companies and schools and such, but its pretty creepy.
They already do, when properly implemented. The hysteria has drowned out the reality, though.
Originally Posted by varikonniemi